A history of glassmaking in London : from the earliest times to the present day / David C. Watts M. Sc., PhD., D. Sc.

A history of glassmaking in London : from the earliest times to the present day / David C. Watts M. Sc., PhD., D. Sc.

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Watts, D. C.
x, 310 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 30 cm
Second edition.
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TP854.E5.W34 2014
"This 2nd edition updates the history from the 1st edition and continues from the 19th to the late 20th century. It tracks down as many as possible of the glass houses and workshops, more than 150, that existed in and around London. It explores where they were located, who ran them, what they made and how they fitted into the social activities of the time."--Back cover.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
What it's all about --
The first connections with glass --
Medieval to Renaissance London --
Glass painting and the Southwark school --
The first glassmakers --
From Verzelini to patents of privilege --
Edward la Zouche and glassmaking with coal --
Sir Robert Mansell's glassmaking monopoly 1615-1642 --
The Commonwealth, restoration and beyond --
The glassmaking process --
Greenwich and Charterhouse Yard glasshouses --
Woolwich glasshouse and the Henzeys in Ireland --
The Winchester House glasshouses --
The Vauxhall glasshouses of Zouche, Bowles and Baker --
Bear Garden glasshouses: crown window glass --
Pike Green, Jackson's Falcon, Cockpit and Upper Ground glasshouses --
Gravel Lane and Pellatts' Falcon glasshouse --
Stony Street glasshouses --
Kings Arms Stairs, Cottage and Cetti glasshouse --
Albert, Southwark and Nazeing glasshouses --
Savoy glasshouses and the invention of lead crystal --
Salisbury Court, Whitefriars, Rust and Blackfriars glasshouses --
Goodman's Yard, Saltpetre Bank, Green Yard and Red Maid Lane glasshouses --
Decorative Sand Blast Company: gilded, embossed and sandblast decoration --
Glass House Fields, T&W Ide, Rankin Glass and James Hetley --
Thames Plate Glasshouse --
Gray-Stan, Century, Fountain and Stangate glasshouses --
Clayton Bros., Clayton J. and Clayton Meyers glasshouses --
Later glasshouses making bottles and jars --
From beads to studio glass.
Appendices. Suit of petition of Sir R. Mansell to the House of Lords [1639] --
The Henzeys of Ireland --
Flints and sand for London glassmaking --
Saltpetre --
Lighting London --
Eulogy about John Gumley and his mirror glasses --
Poem, May 10th 1918, on the bottle glass makers --
Technical lamp glass workers in London --
Some other later London glass works.
9780956211620 (paperback)
0956211623 (paperback)
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Includes CMoG objects: 86.2.42, p. 165 (bottom) -- 97.2.8, p. 168 -- 75.2.15, p. 185.