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Glass Dictionary H

hand blown glass: Glass formed and shaped free-style with a blowpipe and other hand manipulated tools.

hand pressed glass: Glass objects that are produced in hand-operated mechanical presses.

hand vase: A style of vase that includes a blown or mold-pressed replica of a human hand as part of the stem.

Hochshnitt: Literally, high engraving. A technique of decoration on glass by wheel-engraving, the design in relief being created by cutting away the ground. The technique, which was known to the Romans, is particularly associated with Bohemian and German glass of the late seventeenth century.

Humpen: A type of tall cylindrical beaker (up to 60cm high) of forest glass, with a slightly projecting kick base or applied foot-ring, and normally bearing elaborate enamel decoration.Used for drinking beer or wine, Humpen were made in Germany, Silesia and Bohemia from the mide-sixteenth to the eighteenth century.

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