Engraved dome with scenes from the history of glas making, 1988.
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Engraved dome in ruby cased glas entitled 'Glas Through the Ages', by Peter Dreiser. This piece of ruby cased glas was commisioned from the artist by the Glas Manufacturers Federation and went on display in the Science Museum's newly refurbished Glas Gallery in 1988. It is engraved with scenes showing glas-making through the ages. Glas-makers are shown blowing glas and manipulating it into sheets, while others scenes show glas-making apparatus and products, surrounded by the flames of a glas furnace.