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Size: 30.5cm high, 12.5cm dia. (base) – 12 ins high, 5 ins dia. (base)
The Sulphides themselves were made of china clay and super-silicate of potash which is sand with a small portion of carbonate of potash heated in a crucible, ground and mixed in such proportions that it could be cast in a plaster-of-Paris mould. The sulphides were then baked and cooled being reheated before they were incorporated into the hot molten glass. A wide variety of glass articles from scent bottles to girandoles and even earrings were decorated by this method.