Author Archives: Claudia Mooney

From the Chipstone Collection–Presentation Jug

Among the Chipstone Foundation’s fine collection of early English pottery stands an startlingly oversized curiosity: what appears to be a 30-inch ironstone tall milk jug, or pitcher. Adorned with rich copper lustre ornamentation and hand-painted flowers, this monumentally scaled object … Continue reading

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Musical Furniture

Based on my title for this blog post you might expect this to be about music boxes, or perhaps creative studio art pieces that sing when you sit on them, or even some sort of game derived from musical chairs. … Continue reading

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Chipstone’s Resident Biophysicist: Professor Temple Burling, Part 2

The Chipstone Foundation’s previous post introduced you to Temple Burling, our resident biophysicist. This post continues his story as he recounts his experience with a blue and white teabowl in Chipstone’s collection. At the end of my last post, I … Continue reading

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Chipstone’s Resident Biophysicist: Professor Temple Burling, Part 1

Temple Burling, professor of physics, astronomy, biology and great ideas at Carthage College, has been part of the Object Lab team since 2009. He first connected with Chipstone staff through a shared interest in cabinets of curiosities, an example of … Continue reading

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From the Chipstone Collection–Fecundity Dish

On the Museum’s Lower Level in the Hidden Dimensions gallery, there is a section on Myth, showcasing objects, such as card tables, that portray mythical figures. There are also several dishes mounted on the wall. A charger featuring the erotic … Continue reading

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