Glass with prunts
Roman glass replaced earlier ceramic and metal tableware.
With the glass-blowing pipe, a revolutionary invention from Sidon in Syria in the 1st century AD, it became possible to produce thin-walled glass. This technique allowed the glass-blowers of antiquity to experiment with imaginative forms. As models they used traditional Greek and Roman pottery and metal vessels. Increasingly, glass supplanted other materials in the making of Roman tableware. Luxuriously and tasteful, the new products were much in demand.
The glass-blowers’ techniques, such as the ingredients used for producing colours, were well-kept secrets for centuries.
Why were there little bumps on the glass?
In the late Roman period, it was common for Roman glass to be decorated. One form of decoration was the addition of nodules of molten glass, known as prunts. Prunts can be felt as raised bumps, and the thin glass wall is also slightly dimpled inwards.
Roman glass - beaker with prunts.
Ancient Roman glass can be admired in many museums, with the original of this cup dating back to 2nd - 3rd century AD Italy and located in the National Museum in Mainz.
Roman glass reflects the Roman aesthetic tradition, and was used in many areas of life.
This replica is made in Italy, where the original was produced in the 2nd-3rd century AD.
Roman glass - glass cup with prunts
The glass is decorated with blue, green and brown prunts and has a capacity of 150 ml.
Its colours are reminiscent of spring - the blue of violets, the green of fresh grass and the brown of earth, perfectly united in this simple cup. Pretty prunts give the cup fun, lightness and Mediterranean flair.
Collecting Roman glass with prunts
This Roman glass with prunts will take pride of place in a collection. Enrich your collection and add colour with this beautiful piece!
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