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The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to Alan Shovers.

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Carder Steuben Champagne - 7586

Black Glass

Posting Number 3621   Date: 01/04/22     Return to Posting List


There is no such thing as black glass.

Glass that appears black is made from a super saturated batch color using most commonly purple/amethyst or sometimes green or blue.

Shari Maxson Hopper

Good morning folks,

Here is a photo of a Tiffany Egyptian Collar Vase with both reflected and transmitted light. This is a fine example of what I previously mentioned.

The bowl Rande Bly submitted is a bit reminiscent of a THICK piece of Blue Aurene, such as a Stump Vase foot, which appears blue; but is a Heliotrope color with transmitted light. This appears to me that this may be a fine time for Greg M. to chime in?


David P. Donaldson, MFA

Click to view image one: Reflected Light.jpeg
Click to view image two: Transmitted Light.jpeg

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