Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

TRAILING: A TYPE OF DECORATION APPLIED TO GLASS OBJECTS THROUGHTOUT THE CENTURIES

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 17, 2017

This is a process of applying hot trails of glass onto the body of a vessel for decoration, to form a handle or to create a foot.  A very thin trail is called a thread and thick trails are coils. Trails can be a contrasting color or the same color as the object.  The technique started in the ancient period and is still used today.

The following examples from the Allaire Collection illustrate glass objects with trailing. Click on the photo to enlarge.

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