Lined Lattice Mould
Photos by Tom Furhman of Fuhrman Glass Studios. Copyright Joan Doty, G&S Thistlewood and T Fuhrman
Left: the fully assembled mould, although there is no hint of what item of glass would be made from it, or even what shaped piece.
Above: the mould is partially dissembled. In the centre is the main body of the mould, still closed. To the right is the plunger which is forced down the hole in the main body of the mould and presses the molten glass into the mould. To the left is the top ring which sits on top of the mould had stops the molten glass from overflowing.
Above: the main body of the mould has been opened out to reveal the pattern (which would be on the outside of the item of glass being pressed from it. It is a three-part mould, hinged so that it can be closed up. A locking pin would be used hold it closed.
Right: the base plate (and behind it, one of the mould's side sections. The base plate in this case is complicated - it makes a multi-toed foot.
Above left: the underside of the top ring. The 3 pegs lock into the main body of the mould, acting to keep the whole assembly together. The shape of the top ring also creates the shape of the top of the piece of glass.
Above, right: a neat touch. Dugan's D in a diamond mark on the mould. The mark is not part of the pattern and did not appear on the finished item
And on the right is what the mould produced - Dugan-Diamond's Lined Lattice vase.
This one is in peach opal. It is not exactly "as moulded" because the top has been flared out after pressing, to create the wide flare.
There are several versions of Lined Lattice vases - read all about them here.