Vibrant Green Roman Cylindrical Glass A vibrant Roman Green Glass in Cylindrical form. Glass became a popular craft medium with the inven.. Product #: EH-023 Regular price: $500.00 $500.00 In Stock
Vibrant Green Roman Cylindrical Glass Vibrant Green Roman Cylindrical Glass Vibrant Green Roman Cylindrical Glass

Vibrant Green Roman Cylindrical Glass

Product Code: EH-023
Length: 10CM
Width: 6.5CM

£500.00

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A vibrant Roman Green Glass in Cylindrical form.

Glass became a popular craft medium with the invention of glass-blowing. This allowed for more elaborate shapes, and the popularity of glass increased.  The non-porous and translucent nature of glass made it attractive for storing perfumed oils, and other liquids.

This glass has a beautiful hourglass pattern in raised glass. It has a neatly flattened base and a wide brimmed rim. It has pleasing iridescence in cool tones of pink, purple, green and blue in places. Iridescence is often used to date the glass as it is only achieved via the natural aging process. Such...

A vibrant Roman Green Glass in Cylindrical form.

Glass became a popular craft medium with the invention of glass-blowing. This allowed for more elaborate shapes, and the popularity of glass increased.  The non-porous and translucent nature of glass made it attractive for storing perfumed oils, and other liquids.

This glass has a beautiful hourglass pattern in raised glass. It has a neatly flattened base and a wide brimmed rim. It has pleasing iridescence in cool tones of pink, purple, green and blue in places. Iridescence is often used to date the glass as it is only achieved via the natural aging process. Such beautiful green colouring would have been achieved via the careful addition of other products to the molten mixture; adding copper produced blue, green, and red, manganese produced pink and red, cobalt a deep blue, calcium white, and lead brought a yellow tint.

Circa 4th/5th century A.D.

The glass is thick, however, there is a thin stress fracture on one side of the vessel.  Otherwise in splendid condition.

 

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