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Goblet

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1980M51
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1765 c - 1765 c

Notes

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.

Further Information

Production Period:18th Century
Medium:Blown and spun lead glass, cut and engraved.
Material(s):Lead glass
Place of Origin:England

Dimensions

Height:20 cm
Width:8.9 cm