Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

TWO BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLES OF ROMAN GLASS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 3, 2018

A small speckled blown glass jar and a jug with embedded opaque white and blue blobs.  The speckles on the jar are proud and so must have been picked up on the gather towards the end of the manufacturing process.  The jar is said to come from Pozzuoli near Naples, in Campania (Italy) where both were probably made in the first half of the 1st century AD. The height of the jug is 13.4 cm.

This information was taken from the book: Tait-Glass 5000 Years, Edited Hugh Tait, New York 1991 p. 66

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