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All About Glass

All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Glass Question at our Rakow Research Library.

Cameo Glass
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Discover the history of Roman cameo glass, and lean how it is made, with experts at The Corning Museum of Glass. This video was featured in the exhibit Reflecting Antiquity at The Corning Museum of Glass, February 15 through May 27, 2008.

Glass Jug inside of a Jug
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Watch experts at The Corning Museum of Glass recreate one of the stranger glass pieces made in Roman times — a jug inside of another, larger jug! This video was featured in the exhibit Reflecting Antiquity at The Corning Museum of Glass, February 15 through May 27, 2008.

Making Iridized Glass
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Learn about ancient iridized glass and a method for creating iridized glass surfaces. This video was featured in the exhibit Reflecting Antiquity  at The Corning Museum of Glass, February 15 through May 27, 2008. Note: the method portrayed uses stannous chloride fumes, which can be highly toxic. Do

Gold Glass
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Learn about Gold Glass from Ancient Rome, and also, how to make gold glass today. This video was featured in the exhibit Reflecting Antiquity  at The Corning Museum of Glass, February 15- May 27, 2008.

Renaissance Enameled Glass Making
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Discover how enameled glass was made during the renaissance with the experts at The Corning Museum of Glass. This video was featured in the exhibit Reflecting Antiquity at The Corning Museum of Glass, February 15- May 27, 2008.

Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome
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A groundbreaking exhibition produced by the J. Paul Getty Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass, Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome opened on October 18, 2007 at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, and ran through January 14, 2008. Then it traveled to The Corning Museum of

Reflecting Antiquity: Portland Vase Imagery
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Portland Vase
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Mythological Beaker
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Mosaic Glass (Venetian Bowl)
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Mosaic Glass
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Lycurgus Cup
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Jug-in-a-Jug
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Iridized Glass
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Introduction
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Gold Glass (Disch Cantharus)
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Gold Glass
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Enameling
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Cane Slices
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Cameo Glass
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Cameo Glass
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary

Reflecting Antiquity: Cage Cups
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass. Explore modern and ancient versions of intricate mosaic glass, extraordinary