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All About Glass

All About Glass

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A Passion Bottle by Alexandre Soudart

Since 1977, the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass have included a rather curious object. 1 It is a tall, footed, cylindrical bottle of colorless glass, in which float numerous small lampworked figures suspended from buoyant glass bubbles (Fig. 1). The top of the bottle is sealed, forming a