L.C. Tiffany and his Atmospheric Carboxyl Acid effect with Gold color glass

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  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Member

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    I am researching Tiffany Glasses and his chemist Arthur Nash Inventions. I am having very hard time with Corning Glass Museum. I bought Arthur Nash Notebooks Book and learned that When LCT at France , he inspired with thousands of years old Glass Vases which they remained in wet soil for a long time and turned to gold color after acids eat the alkali and preserve the silica.

    Before invention of Favrille , they applied to the blowed glass vases , atmospheric carboxyl acid and get the same shiny , deep , thick and metallic luster.

    I asked some questions to British Museum and Corning , but I am speaking to walls.

    I looked to A.C.A. term at Google and found many different relatives. I dont know what is the exact chemical , is it dangerous like hydrofluoric acid , how to apply , what is time requirement for process and does lustered glass cancerogenic.

    If I learn the process , it would be possible to print on glass or print on ceramic glassy glaze.

    I added Favrille Glass example but preFavrille luster was faraway stronger.


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    Can you find an example of the pre-Favrille glass? I'd love to see it.

    Maybe contacting some kind of art & design school that specializes in glass would be more fruitful. Companies will never be helpful; academic types would be much more willing.

    Are you trying to find the specific carboxylic acid used?

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    Hello Chris , How are you , I am attending to a night school for cnc programming and when I return at 24.00 , you are off from the APUG , I think We have 7 hours difference.

    You love to read classics and it turns to educated language.

    Prefavrille production was not so strong if I am not wrong and quickly turned in to a technology contains silver adding in to molten glass than make a vase than put in to kiln and heat it in special atmosphere , when vase turned in to green - when silver out from the glass - protochloric tin sprayed and tin turn in to gold color as at the picture.

    I have preFavrille pictures BW but it looks wild really.

    If you research paperweight , morning glory , reactive glass examples , tiffany always liked from more educated , softer colors even he gets wild colors , where he overcoat the colors with another layer of crystal to mute them.

    Tiffany never blowed a glass , never made a chemical recipe but only the drawings and the selection for selling.

    Arthur Nash and Leslie Nash were the chemists.

    Reactive Glass is very interesting , you take up five layers of crystal on to rod , blow it , heat it again and when you touch with cold steel , colors appear and sparks in transparent glass.

    If you can call corning glass museum / rakow reference library at rochester , and ask them nonmuseum staff , individual researchers list to take notes from the books , I promise to share everything I got.

    Thank you ,

    Umut