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Posts Tagged ‘candle sticks’

Mercury Glass


Mercury glass has been around since the 1840′s and is popping up everywhere in home decor.  Although some mercury was used in early productions of mercury glass, it was soon replaced with silver nitrate.  Also known as “poor man’s silver”, mercury glass gets its unique look from pouring a “silvery” substance through a space between two walls of glass and sealed with a plug.  First discovered in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic), mercury glass was used in candlesticks, door knobs, goblets, vases and more as an inexpensive alternate to silver.

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Tear drop vases below glimmer in mercury glass

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Stop in and get your own mercury glass at Ciao’s!