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|Collection:||Applied Art - Glass|
|Date:||1914 - 1914|
|Manufacturer:||John Walsh Walsh (Ltd) - 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 20th century vase, made by John Walsh Walsh Ltd of Birmingham, has been free blown. Air was blown down a metal tube that had a blob of glass at its end to create a bubble. This bubble of glass would then have been then shaped using a variety of tools to create the desired form. It has then been decorated with deep cuts and engraving.
|Presented by Mr Philip J Walker, 1923.|
|Production Period:||20th Century|
|Medium:||Lead glass, cut and polished, with "rock crystal" engraving|
|Place of Origin:||Birmingham, England|