A Descriptive Catalogue of the Glass Vessels in the South Kensington Museum

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Glass Vessels in the South Kensington Museum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...at 6s. %d.; this is in the first year of Henry IV. In the 12th year of Edward III. we find in the same repository a " gourde" of glass supported on snails; this is not valued1 (nient prise). Of the English manufacture of glass at this period, but little has been ascertained. The earliest positive evidence that we have of the making of glass in England seems to be in 1447, when John Prudde, of Westminster, in covenanting to execute the windows of the Beauchamp Chapel at Warwick, engages to use no " glasse of England;" this, however, clearly shows that English glass was commonly made at that time, though not esteemed. In 1485 English glass is again mentioned in conjunction with "Dutch," "Venice," and "Normandy;"2 the price of the first was 1d. per quarrel, of the second d.t of the third, 5/., and of the fourth, 6d. per foot; so that the English, if the quarrels were of an ordinary size, was the dearest, and presumably the best. 1 In the 45th year of Edward III., Germany, named Waldchen (the little in the same inventories, is an entry not wood)? easily explained (vol. iii. p. 272), "un 2 Hudson Turner's Domestic Arcbi "warre de wildchien, garnisc de iii. teSlure of the Middle Ages, p. 78. The "dragons d'arg., endorre pois (? pris) glazier's bills are for the repair of a "xviu. iiii/." Does this mean a glass house called Cold Harbour, in Lon made in some place in Flanders or don. We are told by Thomas Charnockl in 1557, --"As for glass-makers, they be scant in the land, Yet one there is, as I do understand, And in Sussex is now his habitation, At Chiddingsfold he works of his occupation." And Fuller, writing in 1662, asserts that "coarse glass-making "was in...show more

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