Art: Glass

Of German, Dutch, Bohemian glass, made in the Middle Ages, blown into the tiny translucence of spray bubbles, wreathed into frail, florent cornucopias, drawn into the cruel delicacy of icicles, chiseled into the sunny symmetrical angles of molecular bodies, the collection of Dr. H. W. Muehsam of Berlin was the finest private collection in the world. Last week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in Manhattan, and the Chicago Art Institute announced that they had jointly purchased Dr. Muehsam's collection. When German experts have impartially divided the pieces into two equal parts, all will be shipped to the U. S.


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