Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Core and Rod-Formed Early Glass Objects

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 3, 2017

Core and Rod-Formed Glass Objects 6th BC.  To 4th AD.

Methods of making glass objects came about shortly after glass was discovered.  The first glass objects manufactured were not vessels but amulets or pendant and beads (see example Pendant nfb 270). Vessels were made later by core winding (all of rest of the examples) from 1500 to 1200 BC. in the Mesopotamia, Egypt and Eastern Mediterranean region. Production declined between 1200 and 800 but revived from 800 to the 1st century BC. After the introduction of glass blowing by the Syrians 100 BC, the method ceased to be used with few exceptions (see Miniature core form jug).  A good scholarly book on this type of glass is Early Ancient Glass, David Grose, Toledo Museum, 1989.

This link is to a short video from Corning Museum of Glass on these methods. (http://www.cmog.org/video/core-formed-vase)

The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass active link

FOUR CORE-FORMED FISH SHAPED GLASS BEADS active link

CARTHAGINIAN HEAD PENDANT

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From the collection of Nico F. Bijnsdorp active link

CORE-FORMED OINOCHOE active link

 

 ROD-FORMED HEAD PENDANT active link

ROD-FORMED KOHL TUBE WITH STOPPER active link

From the collection of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen active link

CORE FORMED ALABASTRON active link

CORE FORMED OEINOCHOE active link

 

SMALL CAN BE BEAUTIFUL, A CORE FORM JUG active link

From the Allaire collection

Core-Formed Alabastron 26R active link

 

 

 

 

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