Ennion Society Paperweight

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Ennion Society Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Ennion Society Paperweight
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Overall H: 6.9 cm, W: 9.8 cm, D: 5.8 cm
Not on Display
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Commission from the Ennnion Society
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Colorless glass; machine made. The three-dimensional image of the Ennion Cup in the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass has been created by artists and scientists using laser technology. First a digital image of the cup is created; the surfaces of the cup are defined as a "dot cloud" of points in three-dimensional space. A laser beam, guided by computer, is shot into a solid block of optical-quality crystal and programmed to focus for a milli-second on each of the thousands of pre-determined points, creating minute fractures inside the glass. The result is an exquisitely detailed image that appears to be suspended inside the glass block. Black laquered wooden base.
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