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|Collection:||Applied Art - Glass|
|Date:||1850 - 1860|
|Engraver:||Joseph Fairfax Muckley - View biography for Joseph Fairfax Muckley|
|Manufacturer:||WHB & J Richardson - 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 English 19th century goblet was free blown, where air is blown down a metal tube which has a blob of glass at its end, this creates a bubble. The bubble of glass is then shaped using a variety of tools to create the desired form.The decoration was created using a method known as wheel engraving this process involves the grinding action of a wheel using disks of various materials and sizes.
|Presented by Miss E J Prime, 1937.|
|Production Period:||19th Century|
|Place of Origin:||Stourbridge, England|