THE FASHION OF HANDLES
The Fashion of Handles
The ancient glass makers of the Rome Empire generally didn’t pay much attention to the handles fashioned on their vessels. Many of the handles look like they were put on by apprentices and not the masters who made the vessel’s body. Of course there are many exceptions to this observation. In later centuries as fashions changed the handle became as important as the shape of the vessel. Below are a few of the many types of handles found on glass objects. Examples are taken from the Allaire Glass Collection.