Last edited 20 Jul 2020

Decolouriser

Archaeological Evidence for Glassworking, Guidelines for Recovering, Analysing and Interpreting Evidence, published by Historic England in 2018, defines decolourisers as: ‘Compounds such as antimony or manganese oxides, which were added to glass to make it appear colourless by counteracting the colour produced by impurities in the raw materials, such as iron oxide.’

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