Posted in materials on August 14, 2014 2:32 pm EDT

Handmade Crown Bullion Glass Now Available

Crown Bullion Glass or Bullseye Glass can be used for detailing doors, sidelites, transoms, windows, and cabinetry.


 

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By Church Designer Staff

Bendheim and the Lamberts glass factory of Germany have revived the production of antique crown glass, introducing historic decorative Crown Bullion (Bullseye) Glass to complement the company’s line of refined reproduction antique window glass varieties. Bendheim’s Crown Bullion Glass allows period architecture professionals to achieve historically accurate restorations or recreate the look and feel of authentic traditional architecture.

Crown Bullion Glass displays subtle concentric rings emanating from an ornamental bullseye center. The distinct features result from the authentic production techniques and tools....

Crown Bullion Glass, also known as Crown Glass or Bullseye Glass, is ideal for detailing doors, sidelites, transoms, windows, and cabinetry. It can also be used to glaze entire openings and partitions to bring a period-sensitive elegance and daylight while obscuring views and offering privacy.

Crown Bullion Glass displays subtle concentric rings emanating from an ornamental bullseye center. The distinct features result from the authentic production techniques and tools, used as early as the 7th century to make the mouth-blown glass. Bendheim’s genuine Crown Bullion Glass is crafted by the skilled glass masters of Germany’s Glashütte Lamberts. The factory has rediscovered the mouth-blown production methods necessary to guarantee the historic accuracy of the glass, the company reports.

How it’s made & where it’s available

The Crown Bullion Glass production process begins with a gather (a ball) of semi-molten glass on the end of a blowpipe, which is gradually blown and opened outwards like a "crown." It is then transferred from the blowpipe to a pontil, or "punty" iron rod, opened and flattened through reheating and spinning it rapidly. The outer parts of the disc are trimmed, and the remaining ornamental bullseye center becomes a decorative element for windows, doors, sidelites, and transoms. A demonstration of the Crown Glass production process is available here: (visit link)

The handmade quality of Lamberts’ Crown Bullion Glass, its original production methods, consistency, and delicate beauty make it a refined choice for historic restoration and detailing of traditional buildings and furniture, the company reports.

Crown Bullion Glass complements Bendheim’s selection of “new antique” window glass and mirror, including Light Restoration Glass, Full Restoration Glass, and Restoration Mirror, all of which are imported exclusively by Bendheim in North America.

The company’s revamped website is a comprehensive source for high-quality, authentic mouth-blown window glass in North America, and features enhanced design and navigation, streamlined purchasing process, and detailed installation instructions. A video demonstration with Martha Stewart illustrates the authentic nature of the glass and its application for antique window restoration.

Crown Bullion Glass is available in three sizes: approximately 8" x 8" (20.3 cm x 20.3 cm), 10" x 10" (25.5 cm x 25.5 cm), and 12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm). For additional information, see: (visit link)

 

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