Replica of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

Object Name: 
Replica of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

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Object Name: 
Replica of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.7 cm, W: 6.2 cm, D: 5.7 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, cut with numerous facets below a broad-cleavage surface, with a second, smaller-cleavage surface on one side. It is housed in a domed jewel box that is covered in black leather, the base lined with black velvet and its lid with cream-colored satin. The exterior of the box is marked with the gilded circular registration code of the Crystal Palace Exhibition "III [Class III], PL [1851], 4 [day of month], 3 [parcel number, of group 3, registration of design], 1 [July]." The interior displays the firm's name "Apsley Pellatt & Co., London" encircling the British royal coat of arms in the center.
Tarshis, Julius (d. 2006), Source
Tarshis, Dena K. (d. 2009), Source
Past | Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 2022-05-15 through 2023-01-08
Past | Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass is an exhibition of glass objects with rich stories presented in ways that allow visitors to share their perspectives on what they are seeing as they tour the exhibition. The exhibition explores how objects can reveal stories about people across time and place, providing connections to the past, meaning in the present, and even ways to consider the future. More than 10 distinct vignettes will investigate how the Museum can broaden voices and narrative in our galleries. Generally, labels that accompany objects in museum galleries are written by museum curators and educators—and often focus on just one of an almost infinite number of possible stories and meanings. In this exhibition, objects—either alone or as a group—and their stories provide an entry point for further conversation.  Exhibition visitors will be introduced to the idea that the stories objects tell are always evolving. In fact, it is happening around them in the exhibition space. Visitors will be able to share their thoughts and add their ideas to the exhibition.
Crystal Palace Exhibition
Recent Important Acquisitions, 43 (2001) illustrated, p. 209, fig. 31; BIB# AI53002