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CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS NEW CONTEMPORARY ART + DESIGN WING

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 22, 2015

Corning Museum of Glass New Contemporary Art + Design Wing

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The new gallery building is an environmentally sensitive and architecturally distinctive structure

Now Open!

Designed by architect Thomas Phifer and Partners, the 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing includes a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, the largest space anywhere dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art in glass. Adjacent to this new gallery is a renovated historic glass factory ventilator building that contains one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions, with 500 seats.
The new wing links three generations of glass architecture spanning 60 years. The ten-acre campus currently features a collection of buildings designed by Harrison & Abramowitz (1951), Gunnar Birkerts (1980), Smith-Miller + Hawkinson (2001), and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (2001).
The $64 million project—fully funded before groundbreaking by major benefactor Corning Incorporated—opened to the public on March 20, 2015. http://www.cmog.org/expansion

In Black and White Collecting Contemporary glass by Tina Oldknow

In Black and White Collecting Contemporary glass by Tina Oldknow with a forward by Karol Wight

In Black and White Collecting Contemporary glass by Tina Oldknow with a forward by Karol Wight

ENGLISH GLASS BOTTLE WITH RASPBERRY PRUNTS

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 15, 2015

English Glass Bottle with Raspberry Prunts

 

This is a colorless gourd-shape flask decorated with gadrooning on the bottom and a raspberry prunt centered on each side.

 

H: 11.2 cm

D: 1690

99E English Glass Bottle

Ridged Beaker with a Distinct Foot

Posted in Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 1, 2015
109E Medieval Beaker 15th Century

109E Medieval Beaker 15th Century

The common name for a drinking glass in this style is maigeline, which is mainly from Germany. Other examples in our collection 23E & 49E are closer to the true maigeline shape. This wrythen beaker has patterned ribbing covering the sides and continuing down into the foot. The most common style of maigeline has no foot unlike this piece. The underside of the base has a small kick.

H: 8 cm
D: 15th Century
Ref: Phoenix, P. 310 # 363, Amendt Collection P. 130, Henkes #15.2

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