Dish, c 1970.

Made:
1970

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Blue dish, one of two, Co-Cu) glass, c. 1970 From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
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Two dishes in blue (Co-Cu) glass, c. 1970

Dish in blue (Co-Cu) glass, c. 1970. Coloured glass has been in existence since the very early days of glassmaking.The Romans and Egyptians showed great skill in their use of metallic oxides to colour glass. It was the Bristol Glassmakers who first added cobalt oxide to lead glass to produce a vibrant blue glass which is famous today as "Bristol Blue Glass".

Details

Category:
Glass Technology
Object Number:
1971-18
type:
dishes
credit:
Waterstone Glassware Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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