Under glass

Posted by ESC on September 05, 2001

In Reply to: Under glass posted by Mark Curry on September 05, 2001

: I am wondering what the phrase "under glass" means. One may say that such and such is frozen/fixed under glass. I feel that I only have a partial understanding of this phrase.

Maybe it refers to objects protected and displayed under a "bell jar." See illustration here -- www.tiac.net/users/shansen/belljar/ Or maybe it refers to an item pressed and preserved between two panels of glass. Anyone have other ideas?