Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Visit to the Corning Museum of Glass Part 2

We are back at the Corning Museum of Glass for Day 2 of some gorgeous glass work. 

I really loved these small bottles, all the various colors and lovely detailed designs 

This replica was just wonderful to see in person. So much detail, and amazing to think 
they still make the glass in this same process. 

From the museum, some information on their fantastic paperweight collection:

The Museum houses one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of paperweights. It contains more than a thousand paperweights—from the earliest examples, made in the mid-19th century, to a monumental modern weight.

In the mid-1800s, letter writing became increasingly popular and led to the creation of new desk accessories, including glass pen holders, inkwells, and paperweights. Thousands of weights were made in Europe from 1845 to the 1890s, and the French glasshouses of Baccarat and Saint-Louis became unparalleled market leaders in this genre.

Just gorgeous! 

I am a huge fan of Tiffany glass, especially lamps, and have a few replicas in my home.
They are such beautiful works of art, and when you look at them, cannot 
help but smile! 

I just loved this little box, could easily be used today. 

More interesting fashion made out of glass. 

If you are looking for a nice day trip, this is for sure a great place to check out. I would have liked more time here, I didn't think we saw everything but it was nice having the tour guide to inform us of their best displays. There is so much history behind glass making you would never guess it, we are just lucky to still have this art form to enjoy in 2016, and many more years to come.

The Corning Museum of Glass is located in the Finger Lakes Wine Country region of New York State (USA), just off exit 46 on I-86. Our address is 1 Museum Way, Corning NY 14830. Corning is located halfway between New York City (4 1/2 hours drive) and Niagara Falls (3 hours drive).

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
September 6 through May 25

9:00 am – 8:00 pm
May 26 through September 4

Closed only four days per year: January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25.

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