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Egermann, Friedrich, 1777-1864



Friedrich Egermann (1777-1864) was a Bohemian glassworker and chemist born in Šluknov, a town in what is now the Czech Republic. Egermann apprenticed with both his uncle in Bohemia and later in Meissen, Germany before establishing a glass workshop in Nový Bor. There he created opaque glass in rich colors, the most famous of which was a ruby red. Another of his inventions, Lithyalin glass was a polished, marbled glass that imitated the appearance of semiprecious stones. Egermann's work was later copied throughout Bohemia and the rest of Europe.

After his death, Egermann’s Son, Friedrich Jr. continued in his father’s trade.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Friedrich Egermann Notebooks

Identifier: MS-0243
Scope and Contents This small collection contains two notebooks attributed to the Bohemian glassmaker Friedrich Egermann. Neither notebook appears to be complete, and the bindings are no longer intact. The first, dating circa 1818 to 1854, contains remarks ("Anmerkungen") perhaps copied from various print sources, glass or glass-related recipes, account records, and notes. The earliest pages, bearing the dates 1818 and 1820, appear to be repurposed ledger sheets from another source.The second...
Dates: Circa 1818-1857