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22:49 Mar 4, 2002
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Catalan term or phrase: ciba
"La tècnica del trencadís és una variant de revestiment que Gaudí va portar al paroxisme, barrejant-lo amb CIBES ceràmiques a la casa Batlló, amb vidre o amb altres materials; les xemeneies del Palau Güell en constitueixen un bon mostrari."
xxxJon Zuber

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Sheila Hardie
4"ciba", that is a ceramic glass disc--
Germán Peralta



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"ciba", that is a ceramic glass disc--

I've just find the catalan term and I guess you would paraphrase better than me.

<Indústria del vidre>

ca ciba, f

Disc de vidre obtingut per bufatge, obrint en calent un globus i aplanant-lo per rotació.

NT: Aquest procés permetia antigament obtenir vidre pla per a vitralls, el qual es coneix per les alineacions curvilínies i concèntriques de les butllofes d'aire que conté.

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Germán Peralta
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I can only find this reference, but if German is right (as I am sure he is), the glass discs lying on the green tablecloth in the photo could be the 'cibes' referred to in your text.

Hope this helps anyway.



Mostres de diferents tipus de vidre de: ciba, manxó, opac, placat.. i d'objectes

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