Table glass in Canada, 1700-1850: R64-81/1982-60E-PDF

"This report describes and discusses representative glass artifacts from 15 archaeological sites excavated by the National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, between 1962 and 1974. The objects are chosen to illustrate either the typical wares of the sites excavated, or the history of glass manufacture and styles during the period, or both. Preliminary information consists of the terminology, technology and history of glass manufacture discussed in sufficient detail to clarify the descriptions and discussions making up the survey, which is organized chronologically in three sections. The first, reflecting the dominance of France in early Canada, comprises artifacts originally from France or her trading partners between about 1700 and 1760. The second comprises British-made glass from about 1760 into the 19th century, a period in which Britain was dominant politically in Canada as well as economically in the manufacture and trade of glass around the world. A third section describes the early products of American glass factories which began, though slowly, to make their way onto Canadian tables as the middle of the 19th century approached"--Abstract, p. 4.

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Department/Agency Parks Canada. National Historic Parks and Sites Branch.
Title Table glass in Canada, 1700-1850
Series Title History and archaeology ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note "Edited by Paula E. Irving"--t.p. verso. Historical publication digitized 2016 from print. Issued also in French under title: Verrerie de table au Canada, 1700-1850.
Date c1982.
Number of Pages 164 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • R64-81/1982-60E-PDF
Subject Terms Glass, Archaeological investigations, Glass industry