Javascript must be enabled to view this site.

Read our system requirements.

Glass doorstop, 1968.
1 of 1

Glass doorstop, 1968., result 1 of 1

Item Details
Open Artstor
Available to everyone
Title
Glass doorstop, 1968.
Glass doorstop, hand-made, mouth-blown, 1968
See all records within the set
Work Type
Glass Technology
Date
1968
Description
Glass doorstop, hand-made, mouth-blown, 1968
Glass doorstop, hand-made, mouth-blown, 1968. The art of making fine glass has remained virtually unchanged since Roman days. As a very old craft, glassblowing is rich in historic associations. The Whitefriars glassworks, for example, dates back to 1680. The glassworks were founded on a site where a Monastry of the Carmelite Fathers, the "White Friars", had stood. The site had ready access to the Wharves from which to draw Newcastle coal, sand and clay and other materials required for glassmaking. In 1923 the Company moved Wealdstone, and the tradition that their furnaces were never allowed to die out was maintained by carrying a brazier from the old glasshouse to ignite the first furnace at Wealdstone. However the factory was closed down in 1980 due to insufficient orders.
Glass doorstop, hand-made, mouth-blown, 1968. The art of making fine glass has remained virtually unchanged since Roman days. As a very old craft, glassblowing is rich in historic associations. The Whitefriars glassworks, for example, dates back to 1680. The glassworks were founded on a site where a Monastry of the Carmelite Fathers, the "White Friars", had stood. The site had ready access to the Wharves from which to draw Newcastle coal, sand and clay and other materials required for glassmaking. In 1923 the Company moved Wealdstone, and the tradition that their furnaces were never allowed to die out was maintained by carrying a brazier from the old glasshouse to ignite the first furnace at Wealdstone. However the factory was closed down in 1980 due to insufficient orders.
Accession Number
Subject
doorstop
ID Number
co18941
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero.
File Properties
File Name
large_1968_0064__0001_.jpg
SSID
26291877

Now viewing <!-- <button class="sort">001</button> -->Glass doorstop, 1968.