Courtesy Corning Museum of Glass
CORNING, New York — The Corning Museum of Glass has placed on display in its permanent galleries two examples of the decorative work of Tiffany Studios.
One of the objects is a recently acquired, rare example of a dragonfly reading lamp by the respected Tiffany Studios designer Clara Driscoll.
Also going on view is a recently conserved ecclesiastical stained-glass memorial window commissioned for the United Methodist Church in Waterville, New York, around 1901.
“Our Tiffany objects are among the most popular in the museum,” said executive director Karol Wight. “We are delighted to add two such significant and beautiful works produced by Tiffany Studios to our permanent collection gallery.
“Both the dragonfly lamp and the memorial window represent important innovations and help us demonstrate the range of Tiffany’s glassmaking techniques.”
Made in 1899, the Reading Lamp with Dragonflies and Water Flowers is an early example of a lamp by Driscoll and is one of the first four lamps that she made with dragonfly decoration.
Also recently installed, the Righteous Shall Receive a Crown of Glory by designer Frederick Wilson is remarkable for its large scale and for its integration of different types of glass and glass jewels, which the Tiffany Studios pioneered.