Chinese Pavilion

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Object Name: 
Chinese Pavilion
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Overall H: 28.5 cm, W: 28.8 cm, D: 26.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass with gold, rubies, seed pearls, emeralds, diamonds, jade; cast, cut, polished, engraved, assembled with metalwork, jade and jewels. Six-sided complex pagoda structure of glass mounted in gold; roof and two tiered tower of cut glass with scalloped edges and upturned points supported by gold columns from which dangle lily-shaped bells with seed pearl clappers, top level topped by brilliant cut diamond trimmed finial; below second tier is a six-sided terrace surrounded by open work railing set with forty-two step cut emeralds, solid roof with cornice of open fret work with twelve cabochon rubies; walls of pavilion are six panels of glass engraved with Chinoiserie court scenes, assembled by gold bamboo-shaped columns; walls rest on six-sided green jade and gold base supported by six gold winged dragons (chimeras) with six-sided bases; inscribed "Steuben".
Houghton, Arthur A. Jr., Former Collection
The Studio at 20
Corning Museum of Glass 2016-05-26 through 2017-01-22
For 20 years, The Studio has been a starting point for emerging artists and an incubator for new work by established artists. The works on view in this exhibition are part of the Museum’s permanent collection and were created by artists who have taught or who have been artists in residence at The Studio. Additional pieces by this artistic community can be found in the Glass Collection Galleries, where they are identified by The Studio at 20 symbol. The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass is a community of artists who come together to learn, create, and teach. Since opening its doors in 1996, The Studio has welcomed more than 20,000 students, instructors, and resident artists from around the world. What sets this teaching institution apart from others are the unique combination of facilities, the talented and dedicated staff, the inspiration of the Museum’s rich historical glass collection, and the significant holdings and staff assistance in the Rakow Research Library. In addition to being an internationally renowned glass teaching facility, The Studio is a place where artists come to make their work. A residency program supports 10–12 artists per year. Artists are selected through an application process and live and work in Corning for one month, fully supported by the staff of The Studio. The Studio is open to the public, so please stop in during your visit to the Museum. Learn more about classes, special programs, artist residencies, and instructors at The Studio.
Steuben 100th Anniversary Exhibition
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2003-09-01 through 2003-12-25
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 24, #37; BIB# 35681
Recent Important Acquisitions, 30 (1988) illustrated, p. 114, #35; BIB# AI20606
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1987 (1988) illustrated, pp. 5, 12-13; BIB# AI96382