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Paul S.:
thought that was something to do with IVF :-\ ;)

In vitro means, quite literally, "in glass", so IVF means "in glass fertilisation".
(Immoral waste of taxpayers' money, when there are so many older kids desperate for adoption, but a vote-catcher.  >:( )

"In vitro" is an expression commonly used in science to denote that a particular experiment was carried out in test tubes, rather than "in vivo" which denotes being carried out in life - in a living system.

it just seems natural to use "in vitro" to denote an experience with the glass itself.  :)

Stevens and Williams is a totally different technique involving different coloured melts of glass and was undoubtedly not unique. The Webb Alexandrite is just one melt of uranium based glass containing ingredients such that successive reheating causes a change from pink then to blue. Some of the Webb items don't even have the blue.

Which Truitt book and which page please?

Paul S.:
apologies Christine :-[  -  (sometimes I take so many books off the shelves in one day, but knew it was something from the States) - it is in fact the Grover's book 'Art Glass Nouveau' - page 182, although expect you've seen it already.     Unfortunately, background colours in some of the plates don't do the quality of the pix any favours.

Sue,, is this the Latin root from which the C19 factories gave us the word vitrified?   .........      and vivo, I think, is found, adapted slightly, to give us the word viviparous for those creatures having the ability to give birth to fully formed in some reptiles (as opposed to eggs).

I'd like to hold one, but still cannot bring myself to use them for booze. ;)

I haven't got that one, just their cameo glass one


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