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All crystal clear: 18th-century glass à la façon de Bohème from the cistercian nunnery of Clairefontaine, Belgium

(2013) JOURNAL OF GLASS STUDIES. 55. p.137-151
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Excavations at the Cistercian nunnery of Clairefontaine, located near Arlon in the south of Belgium, revealed an assemblage of 18th-century colorless glass. The morphology of the vessels and the engraved decoration suggest a central European origin or, at least, stylistic inspiration. The composition of the glass points to a recipe combining silica, lime, and potash: a colorless potash glass à la façon de Bohème. This article considers the technology, morphology, and origin of the vessels. The art-historical analysis is supported by chemical research (scanning electron microscopy–energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy [SEM-EDX]). The finds are also discussed in light of the emerging northwestern European glass industry, changing consumer practices during the 18th century, and their meaning for the inhabitants of the abbey.
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Glass, Historical archaeology, Material culture

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Herremans, Davy, Simone Cagno, Anke Vincke, Koen Janssens, and Wim De Clercq. 2013. “All Crystal Clear: 18th-century Glass à La Façon De Bohème from the Cistercian Nunnery of Clairefontaine, Belgium.” Journal of Glass Studies 55: 137–151.
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Herremans, D., Cagno, S., Vincke, A., Janssens, K., & De Clercq, W. (2013). All crystal clear: 18th-century glass à la façon de Bohème from the cistercian nunnery of Clairefontaine, Belgium. JOURNAL OF GLASS STUDIES, 55, 137–151.
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Herremans D, Cagno S, Vincke A, Janssens K, De Clercq W. All crystal clear: 18th-century glass à la façon de Bohème from the cistercian nunnery of Clairefontaine, Belgium. JOURNAL OF GLASS STUDIES. 2013;55:137–51.
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Herremans, Davy et al. “All Crystal Clear: 18th-century Glass à La Façon De Bohème from the Cistercian Nunnery of Clairefontaine, Belgium.” JOURNAL OF GLASS STUDIES 55 (2013): 137–151. Print.
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  abstract     = {Excavations at the Cistercian nunnery of Clairefontaine, located near Arlon in the south of Belgium, revealed an assemblage of 18th-century colorless glass.  The morphology of the vessels and the engraved decoration suggest a central European origin or, at least, stylistic inspiration.  The composition of the glass points to a recipe combining silica, lime, and potash: a colorless potash glass à la façon de Bohème. This article considers the technology, morphology, and origin of the vessels.  The art-historical analysis is supported by chemical research (scanning electron microscopy–energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy [SEM-EDX]).  The finds are also discussed in light of the emerging northwestern European glass industry, changing consumer practices during the 18th century, and their meaning for the inhabitants of the abbey.},
  author       = {Herremans, Davy and Cagno, Simone and Vincke, Anke and Janssens, Koen and De Clercq, Wim},
  issn         = {0075-4250},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF GLASS STUDIES},
  keywords     = {Glass,Historical archaeology,Material culture},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {137--151},
  title        = {All crystal clear: 18th-century glass à la façon de Bohème from the cistercian nunnery of Clairefontaine, Belgium},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2013},
}

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