Fig. 6. Fragment of black pipe beads,
intermixed with a pattern of white enamel.
Figs. 8 to 15. Eight beads, decidedly some
of the Aggry beads so well described by Bowditch, and quoted in the
Historical Notices of this work. (See page 10
These have never been imitated by the Venetians, who mentioned to
Mr. Bankes that they were unacquainted with the mode of making them.
With some practice they could, not doubt, be successfully imitated.
Figs. 16 to 19. Specimens of ancient glass
coins with inscriptions. 17 and 19 are partially opalized by phosphate
of lime (bones.) 18. The red is the effect of copper and iron, and the
blue, Fig. 16, of iron. (See Klaproth's analysis,
Fig. 21. Is a specimen of modern incrusted
inscription: the letters are drawn upon a piece of glass with a vitrified
black paint, and burnt in: it is introduced while at nearly a red heat,
into a glass pocket, as more particularly explained in the third portion
of this work, elucidatory of the introduction of cameo figures into Glass.
(See page 120
.) The following is a copy of the
inscription, which was incrusted at the Falcon Glass Works:—
UPON THE SITE OF THE GRAND STOREHOUSE,
DESTROYED BY FIRE ON THE 31ST OCTOBER, MDCCCXLI.
THE FIRST STONE OF THE WATERLOO BARRACK
WAS LAID BY
FIELD MARSHALL HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON,
K.G., G.C.B., G.C.H.,
CONSTABLE OF THE TOWER OF LONDON, AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF H.M. FORCES,
IN THE MONTH OF JUNE, MDCCCXLV,
AND IN THE EIGHTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF
HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA,
MAY GOD, OUR PRESERVER, WARD OFF DESTRUCTION FROM THIS BUILDING.