Roman glass cups with facet-cut

Item number: 31110

A magnificent piece of work is this rare Roman glass from the Cologne area, once a stronghold of Roman glass production.

Category: Glasses

49,99 €
≈ £ 45.94

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Shipping weight:
0,48 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width × height ):
10,00 × 10,00 × 19,00 cm

Traditional glass production in Rome

The main ingredient of ancient Roman glass is silica sand. Roman glass is made from a fusion of soda, calcium, potash, magnesium and aluminum. The typical pale blue-green coloring of Roman glass art is caused by a contamination of the sand with iron oxide.

Roman glass and glass art has a bright, shiny surface in new condition. Roman glass receives its iridescent and matte surface through weathering processes. Authentic replicas and glass replicas therefore display a fire-polished, shiny, bright surface, identical to the time of manufacturing of the original Roman glass.

  • Height of the glass: approx. 19 cm
  • Diameter at the top: approx. 10 cm
  • Sturdy foot rim
  • Volume: approx. 500ml
  • Finding place: Cologne
  • Dating: 1. - 2. A.D.

books: Römische Glaskunst und Wandmalerei, Phillip von Zabern, Seite 12

comparable cups: Rottweil:  Glasbecher mit geschliffenen Facettendekor.

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