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Basic Information

Accession Number:1891M60
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1877 - 1878

Maker Information

Manufacturer:J & L Lobmeyr - View history


The recipe for making glass has changed little for several thousands of years: sand, alkali ashes, and lime from crushed stones are melted together to give a strong, yet fragile material. This molten material can then be manipulated by the glassmaker in a number of ways.This 19th century vase from Vienna would have been free blown. This is where air is blown down a metal tube that has a blob of molten glass at its end to create a bubble. The bubble of glass is then shaped using a variety of tools to create the desired form. The handles would have been added on after the main body was shaped.

Presented by Mr John Feeney, 1891.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Medium:Lead glass, with gilt and enamel.
Place of Origin:Vienna, Austria


Height:227 mm