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Basic Information

Accession Number:1923M10
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1914 - 1914

Maker Information

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.

Further Information

Production Period:20th Century
Medium:Lead glass, cut and polished, with "rock crystal" engraving
Material(s):Lead glass
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England


Height:41.9 cm
Diameter:19.1 cm