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

Davy Herremans UGent, Simone Cagno, Anke Vincke, Koen Janssens and Wim De Clercq UGent (2013) JOURNAL OF GLASS STUDIES. 55. p.137-151
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.
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Glass, Historical archaeology, Material culture
journal title
JOURNAL OF GLASS STUDIES
J. Glass Stud.
volume
55
pages
137 - 151
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Article
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000336419800009
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0075-4250
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English
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2998085
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2998085
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2012-09-24 10:48:14
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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 {\`a} la fa\c{c}on de Boh{\`e}me. 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},
  keyword      = {Glass,Historical archaeology,Material culture},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {137--151},
  title        = {All crystal clear: 18th-century glass {\`a} la fa\c{c}on de Boh{\`e}me from the cistercian nunnery of Clairefontaine, Belgium},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
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.
APA
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.
Vancouver
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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.
MLA
Herremans, Davy, Simone Cagno, Anke Vincke, 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.