Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

THE FASHION OF HANDLES ON ROMAN GLASS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 3, 2020

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.

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  1. wynkin said, on January 3, 2020 at 8:34 am

    You cannot beat a good handle.


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