Mercury Glass

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I have always been a fan of Mercury Glass. It reflects glam, it reflects light, and it reflects a strong memory of my home back in México. Every Christmas we displayed old mercury glass ornaments in our Christmas tree, and we used to have lots of big oversize spheres made of mercury glass around (a trend that Luis Barragan the architect initiated back in the 60's and is still a common decorating solution today). Mercury Glass is also becoming a trend in table lamps and light fixtures that can be used all year round.

What is Mercury Glass ?

According to Wikipedia .- Mercury glass is the common term for silvered glass, which describes glass that was blown double walled, then silvered between the layers with a liquid silvering solution, and sealed. Although mercury was originally used to provide the reflective coating for mirrors, elemental mercury was never used to create tableware. Silvered glass was free-blown, then silvered with a solution containing silver nitrate and grape sugar in solution, heated, then closed.

My Favourite Mercury Glass Ornaments

Mercury Glass Drop Ornament
West Elm

Mercury Spheres
Pottery Barn

Mercury Glass Finials
Jayson Home & Garden

Antiqued Mercury Glass Birds

Mercury Swirl Ornaments

Sea Urchin
Jayson Home & Garden

Gazing Globes
Antique Mercury Glass

Antique Mercury Glass Tiebacks
Country Living

My Favourite Mercury Glass Lamps

Mercury Glass Table Lamp
Vintage and Modern Inc

Robert Abbey Wavy Collection
Lamps Plus

Minna Table Lamp
Pottery Barn

Accuatinta Specchiata - Michele de Lucchic

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