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Cool American glass pieces from Chrysler Museum of Art, pt 1

Gold Aurene Vase, Steuben Division - Corning Glass Works, ca. 1927-1933; Steuben invented the aurene process which involves spraying the glass with stannous chloride or lead chloride and reheating it to create the iridescent sheen

Gold Aurene Vase, Steuben Division - Corning Glass Works, ca. 1927-1933; Steuben invented the aurene process which involves spraying the glass with stannous chloride or lead chloride and reheating it to create the iridescent sheen

Cameo Vase, Durand Art Glass, ca. 1928; Durand art glass was made between 1924 and 1931 and quickly gained fame for its beauty and quality; sadly production ceased in 1931 when Victor Durand died in an auto accident

Cameo Vase, Durand Art Glass, ca. 1928; Durand art glass was made between 1924 and 1931 and quickly gained fame for its beauty and quality; sadly production ceased in 1931 when Victor Durand died in an auto accident

Ice Cream Tray, Hobbs, Brockunier and Co, ca. 1886; glassmakers reheated glass containing gold or uranium in the 1880s to create a new process called heat-sensitive glass which made deep red, pink and salmon-colored pieces

Ice Cream Tray, Hobbs, Brockunier and Co, ca. 1886; glassmakers reheated glass containing gold or uranium in the 1880s to create a new process called heat-sensitive glass which made deep red, pink and salmon-colored pieces

Vase, TG Hawkes and Co., ca. 1890; in addition to silica, an alkali is needed to make glass in order to lower the very high melting point of silica; historically, soda and potash have been popular alkalis

Vase, TG Hawkes and Co., ca. 1890; in addition to silica, an alkali is needed to make glass in order to lower the very high melting point of silica; historically, soda and potash have been popular alkalis

Egg Cup, Atterbury and Co., ca. 1875-1885; an early silver egg cup was found in the ruins of Pompeii; today collecting egg cups has become popular and there's even a name for it - pocillovy

Egg Cup, Atterbury and Co., ca. 1875-1885; an early silver egg cup was found in the ruins of Pompeii; today collecting egg cups has become popular and there's even a name for it - pocillovy

Liberty Bell Candy Jar, ca. 1900; it's easy to see a household item like this and immediately realize how consumers are altering the planet since the majority of similar items today would be plastic

Liberty Bell Candy Jar, ca. 1900; it's easy to see a household item like this and immediately realize how consumers are altering the planet since the majority of similar items today would be plastic

Basket, Steuben Glass Works, ca. 1910; founded in Corning NY (in Steuben County), this firm was acquired by Corning Glass Works in 1918; in 2011, after having been acquired by new owners, Steuben's Corning factory was closed

Basket, Steuben Glass Works, ca. 1910; founded in Corning NY (in Steuben County), this firm was acquired by Corning Glass Works in 1918; in 2011, after having been acquired by new owners, Steuben's Corning factory was closed

Bull's Head Covered Mustard Pot and Spoon, Atterbury and Co., ca. 1888; originally mustard was used on the table in its dry state but in the 18th century mustard use switched to a wet form and the need arose for containers

Bull's Head Covered Mustard Pot and Spoon, Atterbury and Co., ca. 1888; originally mustard was used on the table in its dry state but in the 18th century mustard use switched to a wet form and the need arose for containers

Cruet with Stopper, ca. 1800-1825; glass can be molded like pottery, cast like metal, carved like stone or softened by heat and inflated with air; in non-pandemic times you can visit a glass studio across the street from the museum

Cruet with Stopper, ca. 1800-1825; glass can be molded like pottery, cast like metal, carved like stone or softened by heat and inflated with air; in non-pandemic times you can visit a glass studio across the street from the museum

Bar Decanter, ca. 1850; Venetians reintroduced glass decanters (pioneered by Romans) during the Renaissance and introduced the style of a long slender neck that opens to a wide body, increasing the exposed area of the wine, allowing it to react with air

Bar Decanter, ca. 1850; Venetians reintroduced glass decanters (pioneered by Romans) during the Renaissance and introduced the style of a long slender neck that opens to a wide body, increasing the exposed area of the wine, allowing it to react with air

Sugar Bowl, Providence Flint Glass Works, ca. 1831-1833; glass had become such an integral part of life by the 19th century that glassmakers began designing pieces that were simply for decoration

Sugar Bowl, Providence Flint Glass Works, ca. 1831-1833; glass had become such an integral part of life by the 19th century that glassmakers began designing pieces that were simply for decoration

Log Cabin Covered Dish, Central Glass Co., ca. 1884-1891; it is difficult to eliminate all of the impurities found in glass ingredients so it's actually challenging to remove color from glass

Log Cabin Covered Dish, Central Glass Co., ca. 1884-1891; it is difficult to eliminate all of the impurities found in glass ingredients so it's actually challenging to remove color from glass

Whale Oil Lamp, ca. 1830-1840; heat of 2300 degrees is required to melt the ingredients in a typical silica-soda-lime mixture to make glass

Whale Oil Lamp, ca. 1830-1840; heat of 2300 degrees is required to melt the ingredients in a typical silica-soda-lime mixture to make glass

Punch Bowl, TG Hawkes and Co., 1904; the basic processes to make glass include blowing, molding, pressing, casting, cutting and engraving, etching and fusing

Punch Bowl, TG Hawkes and Co., 1904; the basic processes to make glass include blowing, molding, pressing, casting, cutting and engraving, etching and fusing

Compote with Cover, ca. 1870; the invention of the mechanical press in the 1820s made glassmaking quicker and cheaper than labor-intensive glassblowing

Compote with Cover, ca. 1870; the invention of the mechanical press in the 1820s made glassmaking quicker and cheaper than labor-intensive glassblowing

Salt, J Robinson and Son, ca. 1828-1835; by adding different elements you can create color, such as bright yellow from uranium; cadmium makes red, iron makes green and cobalt makes blue

Salt, J Robinson and Son, ca. 1828-1835; by adding different elements you can create color, such as bright yellow from uranium; cadmium makes red, iron makes green and cobalt makes blue

Six Inch Plate, ca. 1832; to make glass strong and water-resistant a stabilizer is needed in the production process; common stabilizers include lime or lead

Six Inch Plate, ca. 1832; to make glass strong and water-resistant a stabilizer is needed in the production process; common stabilizers include lime or lead

Kerosene Lamp, Ripley and Co., ca. 1870; glassmaking was America's first industry, introduced in 1608; first products included windows and bottles for storage

Kerosene Lamp, Ripley and Co., ca. 1870; glassmaking was America's first industry, introduced in 1608; first products included windows and bottles for storage

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