All About Glass

All About Glass

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René Lalique: Design Drawings for a Perfume Pendant and a Perfume Bottle
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Thanks largely to René Lalique (1860–1945), glass became one of the liveliest forms of expression in French decorative arts during the first half of the 20th century. In the vanguard of both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, Lalique helped to reinvigorate the market for French luxury goods.

Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis
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Richard Marquis, a self-described glassblower and collector of beat-up, vintage objects, has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in America and around the world. As an artist, he is admired for his understanding of color and form as well as for his humor

The Date of the Glass from Karanis
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Today, more than 60 years after its publication, Donald B. Harden's monograph on the glass from Karanis 1 is still one of the most frequently cited sources of information on the glass of Roman Egypt. The quantity of objects found at the site and their excellent state of preservation provided

Depictions of Glassmaking in Diderot’s Encyclopédie
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Denis Diderot and Jean Le Rond d’Alembert published their much acclaimed Encyclopédie in Paris from 1751 to 1765. To illustrate their entries, they commissioned several hundred engraved images depicting artistic crafts and common trades in preindustrial France. Since pictorial representations of

Cross-Cultural Influences in Glassmaking in the 18th and 19th Centuries
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East Influences West In Western Europe, the influence of East and South Asian products imported by the English, Dutch, and French East India Companies in the 18th and 19th centuries had a significant impact on style and art. European artists, fascinated by Oriental designs, architecture, and

Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch
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A special exhibition of 22 vessels and sculptures by Erwin Eisch (German, b. 1927), one of the founders of studio glass in Europe, was in view at The Corning Museum of Glass from March 15, 2012 through February 3, 2013. The exhibition recognized Eisch for his achievements in developing glass as a

Tiffany Treasures: Favrile Glass from Special Collections
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The innovations and artistry of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933) were explored in the winter of 2010 in two new Museum exhibitions. Tiffany Treasures: %%Favrile%% Glass from Special Collections (November 1, 2009 – October 31, 2010), was shown on the Museum’s West Bridge. It featured nearly 60 of

Frederick Carder: The Early Years: An exploration of Carder’s years at Stevens & Williams
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Frederick Carder was born on September 18, 1863, in Brockmoor, Kingswinford, Staffordshire (now part of the English county of West Midlands), the son of Caleb and Annie Carder. His father and grandfather owned Leys Pottery, and by the age of 14, Frederick Carder had left school in order to start

Tom Patti: Investigations into a Complicated Universe
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Artist Tom Patti was drawn to glass in the 1960s, while designing houses of inflatable plastic for the developing world. “I wanted to work with materials that I could open up and look at,” he says. Sheet glass, readily available and affordable, attracted him as a means to expand his vocabulary of

Historical Glassmaking Techniques
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See glass scholar and artist William Gudenrath demonstrate historical glassmaking techniques. Façon de Venise Goblet Although in the 16th century the maximum penalty for a glassblower leaving Murano, the “glass island” of Venice, to work elsewhere was death, many did. The Low Countries became home

Album no. 18: electric fixtures.
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Gibson Gas Fixture Works, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA. 120208 Album no. 18: combination fixtures [S.l.]: William E. Yost, c1901. p. 601-762, [1] p.: ill. plates; 36 cm. Gibson Gas Fixture Works, Inc. Trade catalog. "Index on p. 768"--Title page. Catalog lacks pages at end. P. 768, the

Glass: a pocket dictionary of terms commonly used to describe glass and glassmaking / compiled by David Whitehouse.
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Corning Museum of Glass. 0872901653 96551 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2006. Rev. ed. 94 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. NK5104 Includes CMoG objects: 88.3.31, covers, p. facing t.p., p. 10-- 65.3.48, p. 6-- 55.1.62, p. 9-- 75.4.113, p. 11-- 2005.2.8, p. 12-- 92.3.15

Bake her a Christmas present in a "Pyrex" dish.
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Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, USA. 90983 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Glass Works, [n.d., 1933?] 1 folded brochure: ill. (some col.); (folded) 16 cm., (opens to) 16 x 26 cm. Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, USA. Cover title. When folded, back of brochure illustrates different ware with sizes and

Manufacturers of stained, cut, flocked, enameled & embossed glass: also all kinds of ornamental stained glass for churches, dwelings, &c.
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Cook, Redding & Co., Boston, MA, USA. 93112 Manufacturers of stained, cut, flocked, enameled and embossed glass: also all kinds of ornamental stained glass for churches, dwellings, & c. Boston, Mass.: Cook, Redding & Co., [n.d., ca. 1880] (Boston, Mass.: J.H. Bufford's Sons Lith.)

Beauty and transparency with remarkable durability [advertisement].
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Corning Glass Works. Ladies' home journal April 1917, pp. 69 98283 [S.l.]: Ladies' Home Journal, 1917. [1] p.: ill.; 42 x 29 cm. Unit 7, Drawer 7 Advertisement for Pyrex transparent oven-ware. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging May 2014. Reproduction displayed in the exhibition titled

Electric and gas portable lamps: Pilabrasgo.
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Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 99381 Pilabrasgo Pittsburgh, Pa.: Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, 1916. 47 p.: col. ill.; 27 cm. Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company Trade catalog. Includes prices. Factories in Pittsburgh, Swissvale, and Jeannette,

My wife sure makes food fight for freedom! [advertisement].
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Corning Glass Works. Ladies' home journal April 1944, pp. 174 98303 Here's how I save precious food with Pyrex ware [1] p.: col. ill.; 35 x 28 cm. Unit 7, Drawer 7 Advertisement for Pyrex ovenware with images of casserole, matched bowl set, and flavor-savor pie plate. Similar to bib

Notable acquisitions / The Corning Museum of Glass.
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Corning Museum of Glass. Price, Richard W. 9780872901780 (2009) 115964 Corning Museum of Glass notable acquisitions Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, c2010- v.: col. ill.; 28 cm. Annual 2009- NK5102.C8 Editor: Richard W. Price. C. 4 of 2009, 2012-2014 and c. 3 of 2010 are part of the Corning

Order sheet "weekly" account.
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Carder, Frederick. 112174 Archives finding aid title: Notebook: order sheet "weekly" account 1913-1914. 1 v. (unpaged); 18 x 11 cm. R-1058 Cover title. Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. Dark brown ledger with black spine binding. Only first 18 pages are

Glass of the alchemists: lead crystal-gold ruby, 1650-1750 / Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, with contributions by Colin Brain,... [et al.].
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Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Dedo von. Brain, Colin. Corning Museum of Glass. 9780872901698 103865 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2008. 356 p.: ill. (chiefly col.); 33 cm. TP851 Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title held June 27, 2008-January 4, 2009 at The Corning

Moderne beleuchtungskörper: novelties of modern lamps for gas and electric light = novità di lampade per luce elettrica e per gas = nouveautés d'articles pour l'éclairage à gas et l'électricité.
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Adolf Schönbek (Firm), Morchenstern, Bohemia. 107911 Novelties of modern lamps for gas and electric light Novià di lampade per luce elettrica e per gas Nouveautés d'articles pour l'éclairage à gas et l'électricité Kronleuchter = lustres = lamapadari = chandeliers Morchenstern,

Reflecting antiquity: modern glass inspired by ancient Rome / David Whitehouse; with contributions by William Gudenrath... [et al.].
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Gudenrath, William. Corning Museum of Glass. 9780872901674 (pbk.) 087290167X (pbk.) 100857 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2007. 234 p.: col. ill.; 27 cm. NK5107.6 Catalog of an exhibition of the same title held at the Getty Villa, Malibu, Calif., Oct. 18,

[Book of ordinances, with other documents].
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Guild of Glaziers and Plumbers (York, England) 67361 [York, England, 1598-1730] 1 v.; 27 cm. R-2n Manuscript. 43 leaves of paper (27 blank), 13 leaves of vellum, 44 leaves of papers (all blank). Flooded; ink on vellum has transferred to facing leaf. Duncan 15491 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in

The gather / Corning Museum of Glass.
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75602 Corning, NY: Membership & Development Dept., Corning Museum of Glass, [2003]- v.: ill. (some col.); 31 cm. Quarterly Summer 2003- NK5102.C8 Cover title. Gather Periodical CorningDB FBF6E0F2-C63B-4DA1-BBC0-BB356E940D83.pdf 849F2927-4C33-4023-BBD2-49492A9C249B.pdf C3E0CA49-263F-4E46-85B0

The art of glassmaking, 1751-1772; a portfolio of prints from the Diderot encyclopedia.
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Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784. Corning Glass Center. Corning Museum of Glass. 67353 [Corning, N.Y.: Corning Glass Center, n.d., 1960-70?] 1 leaf, 6 plates in portfolio: ill.; 29 x 38 cm. T9 Exterior and interior of a wood burning factory; mixing the batch & making a goblet; steps involved in the

Jeffrey Rush Higgins collection on Frederick Wilson, 1885-1990.
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Higgins, Jeffrey Rush. 127956 Frederick Wilson archive. 8 boxes. 1 flat file drawer. Organized into 3 series: Series I. Personal Papers, 1885-1990; Series II. Scrapbooks, circa 1892-1932; and Series III. Artwork, 1887-1930. Higgins Collection Archive. Series I. Personal Papers, 1885-1990, contains

Scrap book / [compiled by Frederick Wilson].
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Wilson, Frederick, 1858-1932. 127947 Scrapbook [between 1892-1932] 1 v. (152 p.): ill., photographs, plans; 41 cm. Higgins Collection, Box 2 Title from spine. This item is in the Jeffrey Rush Higgins collection on Frederick Wilson. See BIB 127956. Album has a manufacturer's label: Mark Twain&

Portfolio of sketches and paintings copyrighted Frederick Wilson.
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Wilson, Frederick, 1858-1932. Architect and engineer February 1929, p. 81-97. 128563 [San Francisco, Calif.: Architect and Engineer, 1929] p. 81-97: ill.; 30 cm. Higgins Collection Box 1, Folder: Portfolio of sketches and paintings copyrighted by Frederick Wilson This item is in the Jeffrey Rush

The Te Deum: the hymn and the window: a sermon preached in the First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse, N.Y., the thirtieth day of September, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Six / by Rev. George B. Spalding.
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Spalding, George B. 128566 [Syracuse, N.Y.: The Church, 1906] (Syracuse, N.Y.: Mason-Henry Press) [10] p., [1] plate: ill.; 26 cm. Higgins Collection Box 1, Folder: The Te Deum: the hymn and the window This item was originally in a scrapbook compiled by Frederick Wilson. See BIB 127947. This item

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