John Baker's Late 17th-Century Glasshouse at Vauxhall

John Baker's Late 17th-Century Glasshouse at Vauxhall

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John Baker's Thameside glasshouse in Vauxhall is the first of London's 17th-century glasshouses to be excavated. This publication describes the finds from the site, demonstrates how Vauxhall competed with London's other glasshouses and discusses London's late 17th-century glass industry. The glasshouse opened sometime between 1663 and 1681, and had closed by 1704. Excavations in 1989 found a furnace, crucibles, tools, working waste and finished vessels. Vauxhall was operating when lead crystal was first being made in England but it produced vessels for a proven market: wine bottles, green-glass vessels and fine wares. The remains of a well-preserved 17th-century bargehouse were also recorded at the site.12 Table 2 Summary of diagnostic vessels, crucible fragments and glass working waste, and related dating evidence (by trench and context) 52 Table 3 Key to pottery fabric codes used in Table 2 ... 54 Table 4 Analyses of standard largeanbsp;...

Title:John Baker's Late 17th-Century Glasshouse at Vauxhall
Author:Kieron Tyler, Hugh B. Willmott
Publisher:Museum of London Archaeology Svc - 2005


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