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|Collection:||Applied Art - Glass|
|Date:||1765 c - 1765 c|
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 18th century, English goblet was free blown, this is where air is blown down a metal tube that has a blob of glass at its end to create a bubble. This bubble of glass is then shaped using a variety of tools to create the desired form.
|Presented anonymously, 1980.|
|Production Period:||18th Century|
|Medium:||Blown and spun lead glass, cut and engraved.|
|Place of Origin:||England|