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|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.|
|Production Period:||19th Century|
|Medium:||Lead glass, cut and wheel engraved.|
|Place of Origin:||England|