Crucible with Glass

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Crucible with glass

This object is a portion of a crucible with remnants of glass melted, cooled, and stuck to the inside. A crucible is an “industrial strength” vessel that can withstand the very high heat that glass making requires without exploding. This crucible was identified as Grossalmerode -Hessian in manufacture, and indicates that some of the glass makers that arrived in 1608 were using equipment from Grossalmerode, Germany.
Because of the early date, it is possible glass-laden crucible may have been used to produce the tryal of glasse that Captain Christopher Newport took to London later in 1608.