Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2016     Views: 66

As a non-profit, cultural institution, the Museum cannot offer appraisal services. If you wish to determine the value of your glass piece, you may want to consult a reliable local antique dealer, or send a photograph of the object to a reputable auction house (see ArtNet’s directory of auction houses worldwide, http://www.artnet.com/auctionhousedirectory/index.aspx).

You can also find appraisers through several professional organizations: The American Society of Appraisers (phone) 1-800-ASA-VALU (online) http://www.appraisers.org; The Appraisers Association of America (phone) 212-889-5404 (online) http://www.appraisersassoc.org; and The International Society of Appraisers (phone) 312-224-2567 (online) http://www.isa-appraisers.org. 

Your local library may have a subscription to 

Maloney’s Antiques and Collectibles Resource Directory, which provides listings of appraisers by type of collectible.

The Museum is also not a part of Corning Incorporated. They do have their own Department of Archives and Records Management, but this is something they would also be unable to assist with. Perhaps looking through Corning collectors books would be helpful for you as you are looking for a functional piece as opposed to a piece of glass art. I am attaching a few bibliographies for you. If you find books that you are interested in looking at, take the list to your local library and ask the librarian to request any titles they do not have through Interlibrary Loan. We are happy to lend second copies of books or send copies of articles for use in your local library.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.