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Gold Glass - Definition

Gold Glass - Is the term applied to several types of Hellenistic and ancient Roman glass objects decorated with designs cut and/or engraved in gold leaf, which is sandwiched between two fused layers of glass. Hellenistic gold glass was made by sandwiching the decoration between two closely fitting cast, ground, and polished vessels, which were then fused. The technique was used in Hellenistic times, and Hellenistic examples are generally both more technically ambitious than Roman ones, with wide bowls or drinking cups decorated all round their curved sides in gold glass, and executed with more artistry. Many Roman gold glasses...


WHAT IS ROMAN GLASS?

The Roman Empire is credited with building a great civilization renowned for its artistic and technological achievements. At the peak of its power nearly 2000 years ago, Rome controlled the entire Mediterranean Sea area. The industrialization of glass production is considered one of its most significant technological accomplishments. During this time, Israel became a major glass-making center. It was an industrial revolution and glass, once a rarity found only in the homes of royalty and the very wealthy, became commonly used.The Roman Glass in these fine jewelry is excavated in Israel, in archaeological sites dating back to the period of the Romans nearly 2000...


Roman Glass History

Long before the communist revolution or even the industrial revolution (1760-1840) and definitely before the Internet revolution - there was the glass revolution. Roman glass production developed from Hellenistic technical traditions, initially concentrating on the production of intensely colored cast glass vessels. However during the 1st century AD things were to change - indeed they would change very rapidly.    Over time we will discover in here how Roman glass techniques developed and allowed basically everyone (almost) to own some - glass. We will learn how by the mid-1st century AD this meant that glass vessels had moved from a valuable, high-status commodity such vessels, mosaic tiles...