Coaster

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Object Name: 
Coaster
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.4.360 B
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 8.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1993
Credit Line: 
Gift of Susanne K. Frantz
Primary Description: 
Opaque black non-lead fotoform; photosensitive glass has photographic image transferred to it and submitted to light, then acid-etched. Flat circular disk: opaque black, both sides decorated with intaglio line drawing of a section of the Corning Incorporated headquarters located on the banks of the Chemung River, image sits within a circular, very narrow linear border; chipped side section reveals that disk is a "sandwich" of two layers of glass, one is solid black, the other fades from black at the exterior to colorless.
Provenance: 
Frantz, Susanne K., Source
1995
Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design
Venue(s)
Museum of Modern Art 1995-05-25 through 1995-08-27
Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design (1995) pp. 10-11, fig. 3; BIB# 45894
The Survey of Glass in the World (1992) illustrated, p. 10-11 (fig. 3); BIB# 44518