Inventive repairs at The Corning Museum of Glass

I never know what I’ll stumble upon when I step into a museum for the first time. I certainly had no idea I would find so many fine examples of incredible glassware with early repairs on view at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass. Although some of the descriptions made mention of the repairs, most did not, so I am pleased to bring these unsung heroes to the forefront.

Here are some highlights I found in the 35 Centuries of Glass Galleries and the Study Gallery. This was such an overwhelming feast for the eyes that I look forward to going back seeing some of my favorites pieces again. I will post more examples at a later date.

7 Responses to “Inventive repairs at The Corning Museum of Glass”

  1. martha iszard says:

    I live thirty minutes from the Corning Museum and try to get there
    once a year. It is an amazing place. I will be sure
    to look for the repaired glass next time I go.
    Come back soon and enjoy our wonderful part of
    New York State.

  2. Doris Athineos says:

    You truly have X-ray vision to spot some of those repairs!

  3. Sofia Bassman says:

    Such a trained eye you have. Been to the glass museum two or
    three times and it never disappoints. Love the glass chess set and
    so much more one of a kind….

    Meetcha there next time.

  4. Carol Thosath says:

    WOW!!! Interesting to see some many elegant repairs!!

  5. Thank you Martha, Doris, Sofia, and Carol for your comments!

  6. David Cohn says:

    Hi Andrew-David Cohn here (Friend of Polly Dufresne and Janet West) Especially appreciated the Corning Museum when I saw that they had an example of mid-century Venini glass, identical to a set I have at home.
    My only museum possession.

  7. Hi David…nice to hear from you and thanks for your comment!

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