New York, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Bendheim and the Lamberts glass factory of Germany have revived the production of antique crown glass, introducing historic decorative Crown Bullion (Bullseye) Glass to complement the company’s line of refined reproduction antique window glass varieties. Bendheim’s Crown Bullion Glass allows period architecture professionals and enthusiasts to achieve historically accurate restorations or recreate the look and feel of authentic traditional architecture.
Crown Bullion Glass, also known as Crown Glass or Bullseye Glass, is perfect for detailing doors, sidelites, transoms, windows, and cabinetry. It can also be used to glaze entire openings and partitions to bring a period-sensitive elegance and daylight while obscuring views and offering privacy.
Crown Bullion Glass displays subtle concentric rings emanating from an ornamental bullseye center. The distinct features result from the authentic production techniques and tools, used as early as the 7th century to make this mouth-blown glass. Bendheim’s genuine Crown Bullion Glass is crafted by the skilled glass masters of Germany’s Glashütte Lamberts. The factory has rediscovered the mouth-blown production methods necessary to guarantee the historic accuracy of this glass.
The Crown Bullion Glass production process begins with a gather (a ball) of semi-molten glass on the end of a blowpipe, which is gradually blown and opened outwards like a "crown." It is then transferred from the blowpipe to a pontil, or "punty" iron rod, opened and flattened through reheating and spinning it rapidly. The outer parts of the disc are trimmed, and the remaining ornamental bullseye center becomes a decorative element for windows, doors, sidelites, and transoms. A short video demonstrating the Crown Glass production process is available at http://www.restorationglass.com/restoration-glass-production.cfm. The unmistakable handmade quality of Lamberts® Crown Bullion Glass, its original production methods, consistency, and delicate beauty make it a refined choice for historic restoration and detailing of traditional buildings and furniture.
Crown Bullion Glass complements Bendheim’s selection of “new antique” window glass and mirror, including Light Restoration Glass®, Full Restoration Glass®, and Restoration Mirror™, all of which are imported exclusively by Bendheim in North America and available at http://www.restorationglass.com. The recently revamped website is the most comprehensive source for high-quality, authentic mouth-blown window glass in North America, and features enhanced design and navigation, streamlined purchasing process, and detailed installation instructions. A video demonstration with Martha Stewart illustrates the authentic nature of the glass and its application for antique window restoration.
Crown Bullion Glass is available in three sizes: approximately 8" x 8" (20.3 cm x 20.3 cm), 10" x 10" (25.5 cm x 25.5 cm), and 12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm). For additional information, please visit http://www.restorationglass.com or call +1 800.221.7379, Option 3.
Bendheim (http://www.bendheim.com), the resource for specialty glass since 1927, offers more than 2,000 decorative glass types in stock and unlimited custom design solutions. The third-generation, family-owned company develops, imports, and distributes its products worldwide. Bendheim maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in Tribeca, New York City. Bendheim is the exclusive importer of Lamberts mouth-blown and channel glasses in North America.