Glass animal collectibles

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Glass animal collectibles are tiny blown glass animal figurines that serve as collectibles. It takes skill to make each individual one and each figurine has a different and unique color. To make glass animals requires a torch kit, a kiln, glass, and rods.

History[edit]

Back in the 1860s carousel figurines spread to the United States. Dustav Dentzel started a company that made the parts. Art Nouveau is known for his cameo glass. He used the acid-cutting method to create his pieces.[1] Ancient glassworkers would make vessels, vases, and eating utensils. The glass was decorated by adding molten colored glass drips to the final product. Glassblowing was introduced to shape the glass.[2]

Cultural references[edit]

The play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams has been made into a movie and television show. To pass the time away, the characters make glass animals. There are many conflicts, but making the glass animals helps the family cope.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kovel, Terry. "Carousel Figures." MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO, July 2011. Prink. 27 Mar 2013.
  2. ^ Rubin, Norman A. "Treasures of Ancient Glass." Treasures of Ancient Glass 26.12 (2011):2. Rpt. in World & I. Vol. 26. N.p.: n.p., 2011. 2. Points of View Reference Center. Print. 27 Mar. 2013.