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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A deep red glass that was first produced by glass manufacturers in Bohemia in the 19th century. The deep red color is produce by microscopic size [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=copper copper] and/or [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=copper oxide red copper oxide] particles dispersed the melt. Copper ruby glass may also contain salts of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=selenium selenium], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=cadmium cadmium], and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=arsenic arsenic]. The Bohemian ruby glass was often cast in thin layers over clear glass, then carved for a two-tone decorative effect. In the 20th century, copper ruby glass was used for automobile taillights.
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A deep red glass that was first produced by glass manufacturers in Bohemia in the 19th century. The deep red color is produce by microscopic size [[copper]] and/or [[copper oxide red|copper oxide]] particles dispersed the melt. Copper ruby glass may also contain salts of [[selenium]], [[cadmium]], and [[arsenic]]. The Bohemian ruby glass was often cast in thin layers over clear glass, then carved for a two-tone decorative effect. In the 20th century, copper ruby glass was used for automobile taillights.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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vidro rubi de cobre (Port.); Bohemian glass; Bohemian ruby glass
 
vidro rubi de cobre (Port.); Bohemian glass; Bohemian ruby glass
  
== Authority ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
* G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 365
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 365
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "ruby glass." Encyclopdia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopdia Britannica Premium Service. 12 Sept. 2002 .
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "ruby glass." Accessed: 12 Sept. 2002 .
  
* Thomas B. Brill, Thomas B. Brill, ''Light Its Interaction with Art and Antiquities'', Plenum Press, New York City, 1980
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* Thomas B. Brill, ''Light Its Interaction with Art and Antiquities'', Plenum Press, New York City, 1980
  
  
  
 
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Revision as of 10:48, 25 August 2020

Painting of Bohemian vase
MFA# 41.255

Description

A deep red glass that was first produced by glass manufacturers in Bohemia in the 19th century. The deep red color is produce by microscopic size Copper and/or copper oxide particles dispersed the melt. Copper ruby glass may also contain salts of Selenium, Cadmium, and Arsenic. The Bohemian ruby glass was often cast in thin layers over clear glass, then carved for a two-tone decorative effect. In the 20th century, copper ruby glass was used for automobile taillights.

Synonyms and Related Terms

vidro rubi de cobre (Port.); Bohemian glass; Bohemian ruby glass

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 365
  • Thomas B. Brill, Light Its Interaction with Art and Antiquities, Plenum Press, New York City, 1980

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