All About Glass

All About Glass

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Potash-lime glass
Glass Dictionary Term

A form of glass containing three major compounds in varying proportions: silica (usually about 60-75 percent), potash (12-18 percent), and lime (5-12 percent). Forest glass is a common type of potassium-lime glass. Potash glass is slightly denser than soda-lime glass; it passes from the molten to

Paste
Glass Dictionary Term

These terms and their French and Italian equivalents, pâte de verre and pasta vitrea, have been used since at least the 17th century to describe the composition of small objects such as medallions and imitations of precious stones. However, their use to describe such objects is incorrect (they were

Newel
Glass Dictionary Term

Usually, the post at the head and the foot of a flight of stairs, supporting the handrail. In the 19th century, glass finials were sometimes used to adorn newel posts. newals newels newal newel post newel posts Newel Post

Neon
Glass Dictionary Term

Neon is an inert gas that, like some other gases, has the properties of high electrical conductivity and strong light-emissive power. Such gases can be introduced into evacuated glass tubes. Under these conditions, an electrical discharge causes the gas to emit light. Different gases emit different

Murrina
Glass Dictionary Term

These terms are used inconsistently, especially in the context of contemporary glass. When used as a noun, murrina usually refers to a multicolored element embedded in an object, whereas murrine most often refers to slices of a complex cane. murrini murinas murrinas murrines Murrine murine murina

Lehr
Glass Dictionary Term

The oven used for annealing glassware. Early lehrs were connected to the furnace by flues, but the difficulty of controlling heat and smoke made this arrangement impracticable. Later lehrs were long, bricklined, separately heated tunnels through which the glass objects were slowly pushed. The glass

Latticino
Glass Dictionary Term

(from Italian latte, “milk”) Term formerly used to describe filigrana. It has now been abandoned. Latticinio

Kantharos
Glass Dictionary Term

A drinking vessel with a bell-shaped body, a foot, and two handles. Kantharos (from Greek), cantharus (from Latin) Cantharus The Disch Cantharus

Hot-formed
Glass Dictionary Term

The generic term for glass that is manipulated while it is hot. Hot formed hot form hot-forms hot forms hot-forming hot forming hot-worked hot worked hot works hot-works hot work hot-work hotworking hot working hot-working

Frit
Glass Dictionary Term

Batch ingredients such as sand and alkali, which have been partly reacted by heating but not completely melted. After cooling, frit is ground to a powder and melted. Fritting (or sintering) is the process of making frit. fritting

Free-blown glass
Glass Dictionary Term

Glassware shaped solely by inflation with a blowpipe and manipulation with tools. free blown glass Off-hand blown glass offhand-blown offhand blown glasses off-hand blown glasses offhand blown glass Lily-pad Pitcher

Filigrana
Glass Dictionary Term

(Italian, “filigree glass”) The generic name for blown glass made with colorless, white, and sometimes colored canes. The filigrana style originated on the island of Murano in the 16th century and spread rapidly to other parts of Europe where façon de Venise glass was produced. Manufacture on

Cántaro
Glass Dictionary Term

A drinking vessel shaped like a closed pitcher, with a ring handle at the center and two spouts, a short one for filling and pouring, and a longer one through which the beverage can be poured into the drinker’s mouth. Càntir Drinking Flask (Cantir)

État actuel de l'industrie française, ou coup d'oeil sur l'exposition de ses produits, dans les salles du Louvre, en 1819. / Par E. Jouy.
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Jouy, E. 28673 Paris: Chez l'Huillier, 1821. 221 p.; 23 cm. T799 1819 Glass: chapters 12, 17, 18. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. Special CorningDB 3DF54CF9-948F-475F-80D9-0396CE69070D.pdf Exposition des produits de l'industrie française (1819: Paris, France) Manufactures

L'art en Alsace: exposition organisée / sous le patronage de la Société des Amis des Arts de Strasbourg.
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Société des Amis des Arts de Strasbourg. 31041 Strasbourg: Imp. Dernières Nouvelles, 1925. 39 p.: plans; 22 cm. T805 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. From the collection of Frederick Carder. At head of title: Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes,

Moderne Entwürfe für Kunstverglasung und Glasmalerei.
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28301 Berlin: Fritz Toussaint, [ca.1914] 25 leaves of col. plates; 37 cm. NK5399 Title page has been changed from a printed "18" to a handwritten "25" farbige Tafeln. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010. Issued in portfolio. Color is added by hand. CageO CorningDB

Visite à l'Exposition Universelle de Paris, en 1855... sous la direction de M. Tresca.
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Tresca, Henri Edouard, 1814-1885. 22571 Paris, L. Hachette, 1855. 785 p., [6] leaves of plates: [5] plans (1 fold.); 18 cm. Nouvelle éd (i.e. 2). T800 Glassware, Class 18: p. 654-664. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. Special CorningDB 51227B3F-4505-4C46-B800-B31DA69184CA.pdf

Artisan reports on the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1878 / The Society of Arts.
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Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) 28824 London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1879. ix, 664 p.; 22 cm. T802 Includes: Table and fancy glass, by Joseph Leicester: p.109-156; Stained and painted glass, by Francis Kirchoff: p.157-164. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011.

The botanic garden: a poem, in two parts...: with philosophical notes.
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Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. Blake, William, 1757-1827. Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) DLC 20365 London: Printed for J. Johnson..., 1795. The 3rd ed. 2 v.: ill.; 29 cm. (4to) PR3396 "On glass unneal'd": p.206, pt. 1; Experiments with a glass tube in "Memnon

Muséum sacré: Description de l'église métropolitaine du diocèse d'Auch / dessinée par G. G. Lettu.
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Lettu, G. G. 32173 Paris: [s.n.], 1837 (Imp. et Fonderie Normales de Jules Didot l'Ainé) [35] β.: ill.; 54 cm. NK5349.A8 Plates misbound but complete. Sent to photography August 2012 (photography no. 1000058573). Added t-p: Collection complète des brillants vitraux de l'église

[Catalogue of blanks].
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Union Glass Company, Somerville, MA, USA. 29144 Union Glass Company, Somerville, Mass., manufacturers of hand made blanks Somerville, Mass.: Union Glass Company, [191-] [256] plates: entirely ill.; 28 x 40 cm. Cut glass: Union Glass Co., Somerville, MA, USA (F-279C) F-279C CMGL's c.1 was

Reports of the United States commissioners to the Universal exposition of 1889 at Paris / Pub. under direction of the secretary of state by authority of Congress...
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United States. Commission to the Paris Exposition (1889) 28732 Washington: Govt. Print. Off., 1891. 5 v.: ill.; 25 cm. T803 Vol. 3 includes lighthouses (p. 865-884), miners' lamps (p. 278-284). Vol. 3 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in April 2012. Gift; Mrs. Paul Hollister; 2012; 1000121340

[Cut glass catalog].
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Krantz, Smith & Co., Inc., Honesdale, PA, USA. 39971 [Honesdale, Pa.: Krantz, Smith & Co., Inc., n.d., ca. 1904-1915] [20] leaves: ill.; 29 x 38 cm. Krantz, Smith & Co., Inc. Several pages stamped "F. B. Tinker, 806 Heyworth Building, Chicago". Tinker was a representative for

American beauty / Libbey Glass Company. Compiled and designed by MacManus-Kelly Co.
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Libbey Glass Company, Toledo, OH, USA. 28258 Toledo, Ohio: Libbey Glass Co., c1904 (Chicago: Binner-Wells Co.) 19 leaves: ill.; 23 cm. Cut glass: Libbey Glass Co., Toledo, OH, USA (F-1877C) F-1877C, 1 sheet. Filmed catalog from borrowed source. CMGL now owns. CMGL copy is disbound. Notable

Supplement to catalogue number fourteen.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 39965 Fine china, rich cut glass, supplement catalogue no. 14 New York: Higgins & Seiter, [n.d., 1905?] 16 p.: ill. l; 14 x 22 cm. Higgins & Seiter Missing p. 7-10. CMGL also has a LABAC reprint of p. 1-3, 6-9 (TP868.B85p). CMGL has cut glass section

Rapport sur les produits de l'industrie française: présenté, au nom du jury central, à S.E.M. le comte Corbière,... approuvé par S.S.M. le duc de Doudeauville / rédigé par M. le Vte Héricart de Thury, et par M. Migneron.
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Héricart de Thury, Louis-Etienne-François, vicomte, 1776-1854. Migneron, M. (Pierre-Henri) Exposition des produits de l'industrie française. Jury central (1823: Paris, France) 32180 Rapport du jury central sur les produits de l'industrie française Exposition de 1823 Paris: Imprimerie

Musée du luminaire à l'Exposition Universelle de 1900 / par Henry-René d'Allemagne.
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Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950. 28619 Historie du luminaire Paris: J. Schemit, 1900. 88 p., 22 β. of plates (2 col.): ill.; 33 cm. NK6196 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2012. Cage CorningDB B1360933-155D-47F0-B44D-C9B4E23C52FF.pdf Exposition universelle internationale de 1900

Osservazioni istoriche sopra alcuni medaglioni antichi. All'altezza serenissima de Cosimo III, Granduca di Toscana.
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Buonarroti, Filippo, 1661-1733. 30255 Roma, Nella Stamparia di Domenico Antonio Ercole in Parione, 1698. 5 p.l., xxviii, 495, [1] p. illus., 30 pl. + 3 fold. plates. 28 cm. F-10176 Vellum binding, worm holes. From Ray Winfield Smith Collection, waterstained. Glass: p. xvi-xvii, 437, 495. Copy 1

1895-6 [catalog].
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 39948 Fine china, rich cut glass, catalogue no. 6 New York: Higgins & Seiter, 1895. 190 p.: ill.; 15 x 22 cm. Higgins & Seiter Laid in: self-addressed envelope; 3 perforated order blanks are detached from the catalog Front cover has become detached

Catalog (no. 8): chemical, laboratory supply, physicians, druggists, photographers and watchmakers glassware.
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Cambridge Glass Company, Cambridge, OH, USA. 29634 Chemical, laboratory supply, physicians, druggists, photographers and watchmakers glassware Cambridge, Ohio: Cambridge Glass Company, [n.d., 1920?] 62 p.: ill.; 27 cm. Lab glass: Cambridge Glass Company, Cambridge, OH, USA. (F-40L) F-40L, 2 sheets.

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