Justus Von Liebig – Mirror silvering

Justus Von Liebig and the modern process of mirror silvering. In 1835, a German chemist and inventor, Justus Von Liebig, created a method of mirror making which involved depositing silver, instead of the previously used lead and mercury, on the rear surface of glass….

Mirrors at the Vauxhall Glass House

Not too many years after Sir Robert Mansell’s glass houses pioneered various techniques in English glass making, the Duke of Buckingham began to use similar methods at his factory in Vauxhall. Monopoly rights having lapsed between 1649 & 1660, during Cromwell’s Protectorate. So in…