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Author Topic: E.Varnish mercury glass with embossed seal, circa 1849  (Read 4176 times)

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Re: E.Varnish mercury glass with embossed seal, circa 1849
« Reply #260 on: July 18, 2018, 02:17:07 PM »
I lost this link a while ago and had wanted to post it on this thread.
This is a giant (3ft or so?) pair of silvered vases in The Šumava Museum in Czech Republic:

https://klatovsky.denik.cz/zpravy_region/muzeum-vystavuje-nejluxusnejsi-vazy20120121.html

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'Nejluxusnější vázy ze stříbřeného skla v Evropě, které jsou vystaveny v Muzeu Šumavy v Sušici.'

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Re: E.Varnish mercury glass with embossed seal, circa 1849
« Reply #261 on: July 18, 2018, 11:50:59 PM »
Okay, I have to admit that my Czech or my Slovak or my whatever is not very good. And I have totally lost the plot here after 20 odd pages. But looking at those vases, is the glass clear, and then silvered and then etched or is it ct away to the silver or....

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Re: E.Varnish mercury glass with embossed seal, circa 1849
« Reply #262 on: July 19, 2018, 12:15:26 AM »
As far as I know,  they are 'blown as double walled' glass, silvered with a solution poured inside between the two walls and then etched and engraved on the outside wall.
I have three pieces - small - one is a goblet,two are salts (one of which has an impressed mark on the seal in the base).


So they are made as double walled glass with a hole in the base where the silver solution (however it was made - see this thread for some various methods of how it was done) was poured inside from the base, to line the interior sides of the two walls.  Then, when it was dry I guess, the hole was sealed.  In the case of mine with some form of metallic seal which may be lead (I do not know and have not tested mine).

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