Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

VESSELS MADE USING DIP MOLDS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 11, 2017

Vessels Made Using Dip Molds

Dip molds were used to decorate objects throughout the Centuries.  The technique is done by blowing the parison into a cup-shaped dip mold (also called an optic mold), withdrawing it, and then completing the forming process by inflating the parison to the desired size and shape.  The most common decoration produced in dip molds by Roman and early medieval glassworkers was an overall pattern of ribs. The wall of the mold was made with vertical ribs and flutes, and the finished object either retained these vertical impressions, if the tip of the parison was held still, while if the blowpipe was rotated, the ribs assumed a spiral pattern.

Ref: David Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Vol. Two, 2001

The follow examples are from the Allaire Collection

ROMAN

MEROVINGIAN

WALD GLASS

FRENCH

ENGLISH

EARLY AMERICAN

EUROPEAN MODERN, SALVIATI

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