The Ultimate Cleaning Antique Glass Quiz
by Staff
Just found the most exquisite antique wine glass in a flea shop? Well, potentially exquisite, seeing that it is covered in decades worth of grime. Take our quiz and gets some pointers on how to clean the delicate glass so that you don't hear the dreaded, and unfortunately familiar, twinkle of breaking glass.

What is the name of extraterrestrial and naturally occurring glass?

  • obsidianites
  • grangafoles
  • terreglass

How should you clean a museum quality piece of antique glass?

  • Spray it with Windex or Windowleen and wipe it gently.
  • Consult with a professional evaluator before attempting anything.
  • Soak it in hot water for a few days and then let it air dry.

How should you maintain an heirloom quality piece of antique glass?

  • Wash it with warm, soapy water.
  • Spray it with' Windex' or 'Windowleen' and let it air dry.
  • Wipe it down with distilled water.

What temperature should any water that comes in contact with antique glass be?

  • room temperature
  • cold
  • warm

When cleaning your antique glass, what should you cover your work surface with?

  • layers of newspaper
  • towels
  • a rubber mat

What is the ideal way to wash a piece of antique glass?

  • in a rubber-mat-lined bath tub
  • in a plastic or rubber tub
  • in a stainless steel sink

What is the most aggressive method for cleaning a very filthy piece of antique glass?

  • using lime scale removal product
  • soaking in denture cleaner
  • wiping with a solution of three parts water to one part vinegar

What kind of polish should you use when polishing antique glass?

  • polish designed for glass topped stoves
  • silver polish
  • jewelry polish

What is glass made from?

  • water, sand and sodium carbonate
  • sand, oxygen and lime
  • sand, sodium carbonate and lime

Before cleaning a glass piece, what should you do?

  • Wash your hands.
  • Put on gloves.
  • Inspect the piece to determine its level of fragility.