Author Topic: Sowerby Slag Glass Salts  (Read 3208 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Glen

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 2898
  • Gender: Female
    • Carnival Glass Research and Writing
Re: Sowerby Slag Glass Salts
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008, 09:57:17 AM »
Bernard - thanks for the references. I've looked at the Cottle photo and my little boat is not the same. I do have examples of malachite in those blue and green shades, but the little boat is very different. It's "see through". I'll try for a better photo sometime soon.
Just released—Carnival from Finland & Norway e-book!
Also, Riihimäki e-book and Carnival from Sweden e-book.
Sowerby e-books—three volumes available
For all info see
Copyright G&S Thistlewood

Offline mhgcgolfclub

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1184
Re: Sowerby Slag Glass Salts
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2008, 01:19:39 PM »
Hi Bernard

I will be putting the salts up for sale , I have taken a number of pictures at a higher quality which if interested I would be able to send you if you think you can do anything with them, although I do not have any light tent and they are only taken outside, or I be more than happy to post them at my own risk and cost to you so that some professional pictures could be taken and then I pay for the salts to be returned 


Offline Ivo

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 8174
  • Gender: Male
    • quaint and curious glass
    • Leiden, Netherlands
Re: Sowerby Slag Glass Salts
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2008, 02:31:00 PM »
It seems the extensive discussion we had a while ago on slag glass, malachite and cloud glass did not have much of an impact.

Slag glass is an opaque product of milk glass with a colour, i.e. you cannot look through it. The purple and white variety is normally called slag glass.  The German name is Schmelzglas (melted glass) - the Venetians knew it by the name of Calcedonio.

"Malachite" was a company name for a range of wares, however, malachite is green so to use it for another colour was - and is - a misnomer.  Green Malachite glass is still being made at Desna, in the Czech republic, so there is great potential for confusion.

Cloud glass is a Davidson company name for pressed ware in transparent glass with colour streaks.



Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
key words
to search