Last edited 26 Feb 2021

Lead glass

Archaeological Evidence for Glassworking, Guidelines for Recovering, Analysing and Interpreting Evidence, published by Historic England in 2018, defines lead glass as: ‘Glass made with lead oxide flux, including colourless lead crystal or flint glass, which became popular for luxury vessels in the later 17th century.’

The term 'leaded glass' may refer to lead glazing cames used to hold small pieces of glass together to form a larger panel, such as in a stained glass window. For more information see: Glazing cames.

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