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(from Latin, “small square tablet or block”) A small piece of glass or other suitable material, used in the formation of mosaics.
The process of winding a thin trail of glass around an object to create the appearance of parallel lines. In 1876, W. J. Hodgetts of Stourbridge, England, patented a machine that produced very regular and closely spaced threads.
A device for holding a drawn curtain back from the window. Some 19th- and 20th-century tiebacks have glass pommels or bosses.
A popular term for a small pressed glass plate, made between about 1830 and 1870, presumably as a saucer under a toddy glass. Toddy is a beverage composed of whiskey or another liquor, hot water, and sugar.
A bottle for perfume or toilet water. Ancient Roman toilet bottles are frequently known as unguentaria.
Any instrument used by glassworkers to develop and shape an object. Glassworkers’ tools include the blowpipe, pontil, gathering iron, jacks, shears, clapper, pallet, block, pincers, battledore, lipper, and crimper.
The result of using a tool or tools.
A strand of glass, roughly circular in section, drawn out from a gather.
The process of applying trails of glass as decoration on the body, handle, or foot of a vessel. It is done by laying or winding softened threads on a glass object during manufacture. Combed decoration
A glass, usually for wine and often of extraordinary shape, designed to be as difficult as possible to drink from without spilling the contents. In drinking competitions, any drinker who spilled wine was required to start again with a full glass.