US 1589558 A
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Junel 22 1926. L 1,589,558
C. L. REIZENSTEIN GLASS DISH AND ART OF DECORATING THE SAME v Filed 4June 11, 1224 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 FHI-5.7521.4
WHA/5655 y l/inn -l Patented `lune 22, 1926.
CHARLES L. REZENSTEIN, 0F PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.
GLASS DISH ./:IND` .ART OF DECORATING THE SAME.
Application ined June 11, 1924. serial N0. 719,322.
rl'his invention relates to decorated glassware such as plates, saucers, etc.
In the art of making decorated glassware, it has 'for some time been common practice to apply a color coat in the form of paint to the under or back surface of certain types of glassware. This generally has taken the rform of bands of color. It has of course, been common practice for many years to cut or press designs in glassware.
I have discovered that if I cut or press a design having concaved surfaces in the under or back surface of glassware, especially crystal ware and then apply a coat of color to the cut or pressed surfaces, an unexpected land highly pleasing effect is produced when the ware is viewed from the front or through the upper surface.
The color coat when viewed through the ware from the top surface accentuates the design by reflecting light from the curved surfaces thereof. The color coat because of the curved surfaces of the design is given a soft, velvety sheen instead of having a fla-t, hard appearance as it does when applied to a flat surface. In this way, I am enabled to obtain a highly decorative effect.
I have been unable to satisfactorily illustrate the novel effectproduced by thecombination of the pressed or cut design and the color backing coat, but for the purpose of more clearly explaining the method of carrying out this invention, I have illustrated a glass plate, decorated in accordance with this invention. Y
In the drawings, Figure l is a bottom view of a plate having a border design pressed therein, suitable for utilization in decorating a plate in accordance with this invention. Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the plate shown in Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the plate shown in Figs. l and 2, 'Fig 4 is a. fragmentary view on an enlarged scale and in section of the border portion of the plate and Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Fig. v4, looking in the direction of the arrows.
One of the many designs which may be pressed or cut and which causes the inner' surface of the color coat to have the desired velvety sheen, is illustrated in Figs. l and 2 and consists of flutings or corrugationshaving smooth concaved surfaces '6 and sharply defined ridges 7. As shown in Fig. l, these are arranged to form a band or border for the plate or saucer.
To the under or outer face of these corrugations or flutes, a color coat 8 is applied. This is applied in the form of paint of any suitable or desired color and preferably covers the entire pressed or cut portion. Trimming bands 9 and 10 preferably of gold paint, are applied to the front surface of the plate or saucer, one at the outer edge of the saine and one, band 10, above the inner edge of the color coat. These trimming bands finish the decoration and add a pleasing touch. After the color coat and the trimming bands are applied, the ware is fired in the usual manner.
I-Iaving thus described my invention, what I claim iszl. A transparent dish having a design on the back thereof comprising a plurality of adjoining curved surfaces and an opaque coating applied to said surfaces.
Q. A transparent dish having a design including a plurality of adjoining concave surfaces forming a repeated design on the bacl:
of, the dish and an opaque coatinggof coloring'material applied to said surfaces.
A glass dish having a border design formed by a circular band of corrugations comprising a. plurality of concave surfaces separated by sharply defined ridges, an
opaque color coating applied to said corrugations and a finishingband of gold paint applied to the front of said dish over the edges of said color coating.
l. The method of producing a design upon a transparent article which consists in forming a plurality of adjoining concave surfaces on the back thereof and applying a coating of coloring material to said surfaces.
5. The method of producing a design upon a. glass dish which consists in forming a series of corrugations including concave surfaces and sharply defined ridges ou the bac-lr of the dish, applying a coating of material to said corrugations and firing the ware.
6. The method of producing a border design upon el glass plate which consists il'. material to the front surface of the plate forming a circular 'series of corrugations over the edges of the color coating on said having concave surfaces separated by in- Colrugations. 10 Wardly extending: sharply defined ridges on In testimony whereof, I have hereunto the back of the plate, applying n Coating of subscribed my name this 3rd day of June, coloring material to said Qonjugations and 1924.
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