May 30, 2014

The Corning Museum of Glass

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We recently traveled to Corning, New York and visited one 
of my favorite places, the Corning Museum of Glass!

 Its many galleries include
Origins of Glassmaking,
Paperweights of the World,
The Rise of Venetian Glassmaking,
and Modern Glass.

I wanted to share some of my best photos
and to encourage you to stop in yourself 
if you're ever in that neck of the woods!


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An 1867 French Baccarat punch bowl set
that had been displayed at the Paris World's Fair.

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A colorful collection of snuff bottles.

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An intricate English beadwork basket from the 17th century. 

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A Persian enameled vase.

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A Baroque glass holy water font dating 1675 - 1699.

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A beautiful Salviati mosaic portrait of Elena of Montnegro, 1900.
I especially liked the reflective facets of her diamonds!

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A 1907 micro-mosaic of the Basilica of San Marco.

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And you know I was attracted to the glass beads!
18th, 19th & 20th century beads.
Chevron, Millefiori, Venice, Czechoslovakia.

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An elaborate wager cup, Bohemia, 1880-1890.
So, what is a "wager cup?"
It has the design of a young woman whose long skirt is an upside down cup.
She is holding above her head a smaller cup that swivels on a frame. 
At wedding banquets, the groom would drink from the larger cup 
while the bride drank from the smaller cup at the same time.

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A white marble tabletop, inlaid with over 
2,000 pieces of glass to create this gorgeous quilt-like mosaic!

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Stained glass panels by the incomparable Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Dragonflies with Water Flowers reading lamp
by Clara Driscoll for Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1899.

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The Corning Museum of Glass is at
1 Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830.

Find out more at the website!

While in the area, we also visited the
Pennsylvania Grand Canyon!
See that post here.

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 Bonus~ Tiffany lamp photo bomb!

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