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Cooking dish - Cristal trempé

Cristal trempé

  • Object:

    Cooking dish

  • Place of origin:

    Choisy-le-Roi (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1893 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    De La Bastie glassworks (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Press-moulded toughened glass

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4579A-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 80, shelf 5

Place of Origin

Choisy-le-Roi (made)

Date

ca. 1893 (made)

Artist/maker

De La Bastie glassworks (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Press-moulded toughened glass

Marks and inscriptions

'Cristal trempé Choisy-le-Roi & Delabastie' with a scroll and star
Maker's mark

'Museum of Practical Geology 6599'
Paper label

Object history note

Given to the Museum of Practical Geology in 1893 by H.R.Clay Esq. Listed in Nominal File (transfer papers) as no. 2665. Made of 'cristal trempé' (toughened glass) invented by De La Bastie in about 1870. De La Bastie's method was to heat the glass to fusing point and then to plunge it into hot oil. In July 1875 de la Bastie visited the (Whitefriars?) and 'superintended experiments in his process of 'glass toughening' [in which] various mixtures of oil and tallow were used at various temperatures' (Powell, 1923, p162).

Descriptive line

Cooking dish of press-moulded 'cristal trempé' (toughened glass), made at De La Bastie glassworks, Choisy-le-Roi, about 1893

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Barrelet, James. Las Verrerie en France. p.142.
Powell, H. J. Glass Making in England. Cambridge University press, 1923. 162 p.
de la Bastie. [Paper read to Society of Arts, August, 1875 and possibly Journal of Society of Arts].

Labels and date

Evaporating dish and cooking dish , press-moulded toughened glass France (Choisy-le-Roi), about 1893 made at De La Bastie glassworks Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology (4579 &A-1901) Made of 'cristal trempé' (toughened glass) invented by De La Bastie in about 1870 . [18/06/2009]

Categories

Glass; Eating

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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