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Modern Glass: Table Lamp by Gustav Gurschner, 1899 | Corning Museum of Glass

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Description Primary Description: Colorless and yellow-brown glass; mold-blown, iridized and decorated with silver-stain in a feather pattern; patinated bronze. Globe is in the form of a stylized blossom, that is actually an inverted vase shape with a rounded top. Circular bronze mount with four feet in the form of stylized plant stalks with a spade shaped head separating into four stems at the top of each. Half-way up each stalk, a bronze shoot bends outward and up to support a bronze ring…

Satin #Glass Bowl, about 1880-1900 | Corning Museum of Glass

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Only 45 more days until lightning blooms in the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing. www.cmog.org/expansion.   When Lightning Blooms, Ginny Ruffner, Seattle, WA, 2006. 2011.4.71.

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Description Primary Description: Blown glass; bronze, stainless steel. Blue, black, and colorless glass, blown and hot-worked. Fabricated stainless steel and bronze sheets, cut, welded, bent, and joined. Sculpture in the form of a giant flower with upright black glass elements forming the central petals of the flower. The central portion is surrounded by blue and black glass blown elements, which form additional petals of the flower. The bronze and steel base is in the form of a large…

#Contemporary Glass: Imprint of an Angel II by Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, 1999 | The Corning Museum of #Glass

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Description Primary Description: Mold-melted dark gray glass, cut, ground. Sculpture in the shape of a short cape, or abstracted shoulders and chest, with a vertical, channel-like opening bisecting the obverse. Irregular edges. Steel pedestal.

Sculpture by Ivan Mares, 1989. | Corning Museum of Glass #glass #Contemporary #sculpture

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Description Primary Description: Deep amethyst lead glass; fused in a mold (mold-melted), cut, ground, polished. Large symmetrical horizontal sculpture cast in "double-diamond" wings shape with central crossed legs; each "diamond" wing front in slight relief and comprised of three planes (one large polished diamond and two unpolished narrow triangles with overall mold marks, large diamonds taper at outside edge); at narrow juncture of "wings" small triangles linked by thin horizontal…

Only 52 more days until you can visit Fuji in the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing. www.cmog.org/expansion.  Fuji HG31119, Lino Tagliapietra, Seattle, WA, 2011. Purchased with funds from Richard and Judith Sphon and the F. M. Kirby Foundation. 2011.4.63.

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Description Primary Description: White, colorless, purple, olive green, dark green, yellow, and orange glasses; fused and blown. Fused merletto and murrine, picked up on the blowpipe, blown and hot-worked. Cylindrical vessel with flat base tapers at the shoulder to a simple open mouth. The murrine band dominates the middle of the vessel, while the upper and lower parts are composed of merletto.

Sculpture by Keke Cribbs, 1986. | Corning Museum of Glass #glass #Contemporary #sculpture #chair

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Description Primary Description: Multicolored non-lead glass; cut, sandblasted, glass assembled with carved and burned wood with applied tin toys. Straight- backed wooden chair with overall patterning of wood burned designs; back consists of gridded framework; (top row): three small rectangular panels, striated pink with white panels flanking solid aqua, facing pink panels, sitting on frame edge are small, non-identical, carved standing figures; (second row) orange panels flanking striated…

The White #Necklace by Jean-Michel Othoniel, 2007 | Corning Museum of #Glass

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Description Primary Description: White "lattimo" glass, blown and hotworked. 51 large, irregularly-shaped spherical beads, strung on steel cable and suspended from ceiling to hang 16-18 inches above the floor. Several extra "beads", and a device to assist in installation and deinstallation, come with the sculpture.

Millefiori #Vase | Corning Museum of #Glass

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Description Primary Description: Translucent clear and multicolored millefiori glass with many minute and small bubbles; blown and ground with incorporated millefiori canes. Ovoid body with neck with wide flaring rim; ground pontil mark on the base; the canes have mostly a blossom-like character and are multicolored; one cane shows the Clichy name, in turquoise blue on white around a dark-blue and white floral motif in the center, inserted here as a trademark.

Horse Skeleton by Dafna Kaffeman | Corning Museum of #Glass

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Description Primary Description: Opaque black, white and blue glass; flameworked. Skeletal form of a horse, one hoof has white and blue on the end.

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Mathieu Grodet using a dremel tool to engrave his design

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Sculpture by Jill Reynolds, 2002. | Corning Museum of Glass #glass #Contemporary #sculpture

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Description Primary Description: Colorless borosilicate glass; flameworked, assembled, glycerin, pigment, cork and wax. Twelve interconnected glass molecules - each glass molecule is made up of 12 complete sets of letters spelling out a name. The letters are made of small glass rods and larger blown glass tubes that are filled with a blood-like red liquid.

Glass Harvest - glass pumpkins

Glass Harvest - glass pumpkins

Choose from more than 7,000 glass pumpkins, apples, or other harvest-themed items for sale in the Museum’s Courtyard and throughout the GlassMarket.

Dahlias et rondelles plates (Dahlias and flat rings) by Rene #Lalique | Corning Museum of #Glass #cmogbeads

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Description Primary Description: Necklace, "Dahlias et rondelles plates (Dahlias and flat rings)". Colorless glass, amber or orange glass, elastic cord; press-molded, assembled. Colorless and acid-etched mold-pressed glass beads in the dahlia design (46), are interspersed with amber (or orange) frosted and polished mold-pressed glass beads (23), creating 23 repeating patterns of the Dahlia et rondelles plates design. The necklace is strung on a modern elastic cord.

The Winter Frictional Electrical Machine. Corning Museum of Glass. "Around 1745, the German scientist Johann Heinrich Winkler demonstrated the effects of static electricity by electrifying his assistant, who was then handed a glass of brandy. As soon as he lifted the glass to his mouth, sparks would fly from his tongue and set the brandy on fire." !!

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Description Primary Description: Glass, Cherry Wood, Brass. Static machine consisting of wood and glass framework, a glass disc, and a wooden hoop.