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Basic Information

Accession Number:1941M319
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1850 - 1870


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 goblet from the 19th century was press moulded, which is a relatively modern process making full use of mechanisation. A ball of molten glass is placed in the bottom of the mould body and a plunger 'presses' the glass into the shape of the mould. This goblet has also been wheel engraved.

Bequeathed by Mrs A Cay, 1941.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Medium:Lead glass, cut and wheel engraved.
Material(s):Lead glass
Place of Origin:England


Height:17.1 cm
Diameter:9 cm