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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.
(from Latin) The popular term for an ancient Roman dipper in the form of a shallow bowl with a single horizontal handle.
(from French terrine, “flat-bottomed dish”) A deep, usually oval bowl with a lid, for serving soup; also, a smaller vessel with the same form, for serving sauce or gravy.
A type of decoration in the stems of 18th-century and later drinking glasses, made by twisting a glass rod embedded with threads of white glass, threads of colored glass, columns of air (air twists), or a combination of all three.