Bristol glass is a type of glassware that was produced in Bristol, England in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is known for its high quality, intricate designs, and vibrant colours. Bristol glass is typically made from a type of glass called 'lead glass', which is composed mainly of silica, lime, lead oxide, and other ingredients. This type of glass has a high refractive index, which gives it a bright, sparkling appearance and makes it particularly suitable for intricate engraving and cutting.
Bristol blue glass is a deep, rich shade of blue, which was achieved by adding cobalt oxide to more...
The earliest decanters date from the late seventeenth century and were made from blown moulded glass.
They were used to serve wine at a time when there was a move towards less formal dining procedures and the reduced reliance on servants and waiters.
The 1745 Excise Tax caused manufacturers to make decanters lighter in weight. The tax benefited the industry in Ireland where it did not apply. When the tax was repealed in 1845, a heavier gauge was reverted to.
In the second half of the eighteenth century blue, green and amethyst coloured decanters were made.
Decanters often sat on more...
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