French table glass from the fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia: R64-81/1979-29E-PDF
The first monograph in the collection describes how "A survey of table glass at Louisbourg reveals that the French used table wares made of at least five different metals (in addition to such English pieces as might have been owned by French inhabitants). The five classes of metal found were: common green or verre fougère metal; common clear or cristallin glass; a crizzléd metal; a clear potash-lime or Bohemian-style metal, and a clear metal with significant lead content - demi-lead crystal"--Abstract, p. 4. The second monograph details the glassware and states that "A large portion of the glassware excavated at the Fortress of Louisbourg consists of blue-green bottles of 18th-century French origin. Distinctions in bottle terminology occurred consistently in the Louisbourg inventories of the period andwere applied to the blue-green glass containers in the Louisbourg archaeological collection, resulting in the establishment of a typology consisting of four bottle forms: fioles, flacons, bouteilles and dames-jeannes" --Abstract, p. 84.
|Department/Agency||Parks Canada. National Historic Parks and Sites Branch.|
|Title||French table glass from the fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia|
|Series Title||History and archaeology ;|
|Publication Type||Series - View Master Record|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
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|Note||Historical publication digitized 2017 from print. Issued also in French under title: Le verre de table français de la forteresse de Louisbourg, Nouvelle-Écosse.|
|Number of Pages||152 p. :|
|Departmental Catalogue Number||QS-7091-004-EE-A1|
|Subject Terms||Glass, Archaeological investigations, Historic sites|
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