Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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ces of this kind of glass. Rarely,do we find it in any large quantity,showing that either it was not extens-ively purchased or had been broken. Many handsome pieces are to befound in the Atkinson collection in 254 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS July. 1913 Salem, Mass., which is perhaps thelargest to the Mitchell collection. Thisconsists principally of decanters andtumblers, there being few, if any, suchodd pieces as a.re found in the firstmentioned group. Among enameled glass we find smallgroups of uncertain origin. Often thisis a deep cobalt blue rounded in metaland showing handle of glass. Severalexamples of this ware are to be foundin the British Museum, known as ewers,many of which bear dates which rangefrom 1577 to 1618. These specimens-have been traced back to. the glass-house of Nuedeck Platten on the Saxon-Bohemian frontier, but the treatmentof them remind one of the work ex-ecuted by the Altarists in France. Naturally, imitation of this art soonappeared and a cheaper kind of deco
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Characteristic of many of the bestBohemian pieces was the ruby color-ing, to acquire which, any number ofworkmen tried without avail for it wasalmost an impossibility to hit upon theright combination and to produce thedesired shade. So anxious were they tofind out the method, that one Kunckel,an artist, was given by the erector ofBrandenburg, 1,600 ducats to assisthim in improving this shade of color-ing. This type was made in the lasthalf of the seventeenth century. Longexperience in the manufacture of thiscolored glass had caused the workmen-to become experts, and, as advice wasneeded they succeeded in getting itfrom men who made a living by sellingsecrets concerning some process. So eager were the rich lords ofBohemia to insure the success of this Flagon of engraved Bohemian glass ration was produced by means of a process similar to etch- industry, that all capital needed was advanced by them,ing. This process is still in use, and consists of fluoric This gave them additional coura
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