A world without glass is hard to imagine!
How was life 3500 years ago, when there was no glass?
There was no replacement material in sight.
Probably, life was very complicated, even if people were not aware of, because they did not know any differently. They did have ceramics, after all and used it for the transportation of goods. It was, however, somewhat fragile and not easy to clean.
What a relief it must have been, when finally a clever Syrian in Sidon came upon the idea of the blowpipe. "He might have come up with it earlier...", many housewives may have thought.
- Height 15cm
- Diameter 7cm
- Glass colour: green-blue
A Roman bottle with great presence
With the arrival of Roman bottles from the 1st or 2nd century BC mus certainly have made people very happy because finally they could store and transported things. A home-brewed beer, for example, when visiting the mother-in-law, or some oil to curry favour with the neighbour.
So a Roman bottle was something really practical, in view of the situation at that time, it must have been a best seller. The glass works manufactured them almost one after the other, this can be seen in the numerous artefacts that can be viewed in European museums.
That the quality of glass was continually improved, was due to the Romans who developed better and better combustion technologies and were able to produce glass at higher temperatures.
The dissemination of glass was ensured by their brisk trade activities, north of the Alps. In the 13th century, it finally reached Venice and Murano, where it was brought to absolute perfection.
Roman bottle with beautiful handles
The original, on which this Roman bottle was modelled comes from 1-2. centuries BC. It was found in France and is now blown in a factory there.
The Roman bottle is hexagonal and a green-blue colour. It has a diameter of about 7 cm and a height of 15 cm.
The upper edge is kept wide and flat, the beautiful, fluted grip is attached to it, which leads to a more intense colour in these places.
A Roman bottle for viewing and loving
You can tell by looking at it that it is something special.
The irregularities in the glass surface are caused by the fact that it is mouth blown and give the Roman bottle vitality and authenticity.
It is simple and beautiful, it is a pleasure to look at.
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