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made in London

Postcard of Sprinkler.
© National Museums Scotland


This glass sprinkler was made in 1976 by Dillon Clark at The Glasshouse in London.

The sprinkler is made of clear colourless glass and opaque white and brownish-purple glass, with two discs and wavy loops. It bears the diamond-engraved marks 'Dillon' and '2576'.

Studio Glassmaking has established itself firmly as an accepted British craft. For the first half of the 20th century neither British Industries nor British Art Colleges encouraged artists to work in glass as was done in Northern Europe and the USA. The first glass department to change this was that built up at Edinburgh College of Art by Helen Monro-Turner in the 1950s and 60s. This coincided with a revolution in the technology of glassmaking pioneered by American artists in the early 1960s. A further impetus was provided by the setting up of The Glasshouse in London which provided working space for graduates of the Royal College of Art. A number of similar corporate ventures have now been established, including several in Scotland.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-446-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1983.1279
Date: 1976
Material: Glass, clear colourless and opaque white and brownish-purple. Inscription: Dillon / 2576 [diamond engraved]
Dimensions: 232 mm H x 101 mm D
Subject: British glass
Who: Dillon Clark, The Glasshouse, London (Maker)
Where: England, London
Description: Sprinkler of clear colourless glass and opaque white and brownish-purple glass, with two discs and wavy loops: English, London, The Glasshouse, by Dillon Clark, 1976
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