Tatra Polish Antique Flash
Flashed glass is well known for its very thin layer of coloured glass which results in easy etching/sandblasting. Hobby cut size 25cm x 20cm. Thickness 2.5mm - 5mm. (Please call us to discuss if you require larger sizes)
This deep red glass is commonly found in Victorian doors and windows, particularly in border panes. We can supply cut to size, please call us to order.
Tatra Polish antique is a real antique glass made by a traditional manual method. Molten glass is gathered and blown into a cylindrical shape. The glass is allowed to cool and then the cylinder is cut along its length. The cut cylinder is then slowly heated until it flattens out into a sheet. Another heating process anneals the glass to make it workable.
Imperfections in the blown glass lead to characteristics in each sheet. Seeds (small air bubbles) and striations (lines) make each sheet quite unique.