Reamy-Glasses

This type of glass is mouth-blown and a special kind of LambertsGlas®. The characteristic features of a pronounced reamy texture include occasional bubbles floating in “frozen currents” of glass, creating lively movement within the sheet.

Production

The active, pronounced texture of Reamy-Glass is achieved by adding glass shards of a special kind to the pot of molten glass shortly before taking the gather out. The further stages of production are in conformity with those of the Clear and Coloured Glasses.

Reamy Glass with strong movement in the glass and an "ox-eye" in the upper section
Reamy Glass with strong movement in the glass and an "ox-eye" in the upper section

Technique and Colours

Reamy-Glass is usually produced in bright tints in order to show the textures to their fullest advantage. But almost all the shades of the exclusive Lamberts colour palette are available. In addition, the shaping of the air-bubbles, also called “ox-eyes”, can be varied.

The size of a sheet is approx. 60x90 cm, its thickness amounts to approx. 3 mm. All the sheets are delivered with their edges still intact. Small variations in the dimensions occur due to the handmade production of the individual sheets.

Fields of Application

Sheets of Reamy-Glass are often incorporated into door- and window-panes to let light pass through while preventing inquisitive eyes from disturbing people’s privacy. The glasses can also be used as furniture panels.

"Definition of Danziger glass"

"Danziger glass" (Reamy - glass) is a mouth blown flat glass with a pronounced movement and a windy texture. It can have big bubbles ("ox eyes").
"Danziger glass" is named after glass pieces found at the excavations site of the Marienkirche (Church of mary) in Danzig.

(definition, please see: "glass and glass products", Albert W. Fröhler)

 

Crackled-Glasses

The crackled or craquelé surface effect differentiates mouth-blown Crackled-Glass from the Original Clear and Coloured Glasses. Its fissured and cracked surface is similar to that of crocodile skin.

Production

The balloon-shaped red-hot ball of glass is briefly plunged into cold water after blowing. The tiny cracks appearing on the surface are caused by the temperature shock. The Crackled-Glass is then reheated to close the tiny cracks. Small crisp-edged spots on the surface are attributable to the process.

Crackled- or craquelé-effect
Crackled- or craquelé-effect

Technique and Colours

Crackled-Glass is usually produced in bright tints to show the texture to its full advantage. But almost all the shades of the extensive Lamberts colour palette are available. The size of a sheet is approx. 60x90 cm (24" x 36"), the thickness is approx. 3 mm (1/8"). All the sheets are delivered with their edges still intact. Small variations in the dimensions occur due to the handmade production of the individual sheets.

Fields of Application

Sheets of Crackled-Glass are often incorporated into door- and window-panes to let light pass through while preventing inquisitive eyes from disturbing people’s privacy. The glasses can also be used as furniture panels.