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Overall H: 31.2 cm, Diam (max): 33.5 cm, Weight: 107.25 lb
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Colorless and multi-colored opaque glass; multiple layers, hot-worked; flameworked, fused murrine, dichroic glass, blown elements; applied cane drawing, decoration, and gold and silver foils; engraved.
Simpson, Josh (American, b. 1949), Source
Josiah Simpson / 2006 / Corning Museum
Engraved On underside of planet in script
GLAS als Materiel der bildenden Kunst seit 1960 (2015) illustrated, p. 40;
Glas als Material der bildenden Kunst seit 1960 (2015) illustrated, p. 40; BIB# 146034
The Evolution of the Paperweight (2014-06) illustrated, p. 7;
Escort Guide to the Galleries (2013) illustrated, p, 41; BIB# 134015
Escort Guide to the Galleries [V4/2013] (2013) illustrated, p. 41; BIB# 134856
Corning Museum of Glass 60 Years (2011) illustrated, p. 13, bottom left; BIB# 138760
Josh Simpson's glass creations provide dimensions of imagination (2009-02-01) illustrated
Recent Important Acquisitions (2007) illustrated, p. 121; BIB# AI75166
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, pp. 4, 33, bottom; BIB# AI92696
Evolution of a Species (2006-11-23) illustrated, p. C1;
World's largest glass paperweight unveiled in Corning (2006-11-17) illustrated
Paperweight weighs in at 107 pounds (2006-11-17) illustrated, p. C1;
Simpson's 'Megaplanet' lands in Corning (2006-11-17) illustrated, pp. 1A, 5A;
Artist pulls his weight at American Craft Expo (2006-08-25) illustrated
Artist Takes Aim at Giant Paperweight (2006-02-11) illustrated, section A, pp. 1, 4;
Huge orb poses new challenge (2006-02-11) illustrated, pp. 1, 5;
It's Not a Small World After All (2006-01-01) illustrated
Global Perspectives (2005-09-06) illustrated, pp. 1ff;