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Offline davem

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Re: Amazing - you'd have said this was made yesterday...not 7th century BC !!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 01:03:37 PM »
Wow so beautiful , thanks for sharing !


Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Amazing - you'd have said this was made yesterday...not 7th century BC !!
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 01:43:11 PM »
lust... lust... lust........!
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Re: Amazing - you'd have said this was made yesterday...not 7th century BC !!
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 09:15:26 PM »
Not sure about that description, it looks blown to me not core formed, if so it won't be that old.

John


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Re: Amazing - you'd have said this was made yesterday...not 7th century BC !!
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 12:47:24 AM »
Amazing piece,i just had to look up the history of glass & found this,hope you dont mind me putting in a link  ;D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_glass

And i hope it works.
I think this piece is amazing also,how talented were people way back then.
cheers kat

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Re: Amazing - you'd have said this was made yesterday...not 7th century BC !!
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 08:32:52 AM »
Not at all, a fascinating subject as far as I am concerned. ;D

I have not been able to find a core formed bowl of any description in the couple of books I have which deal with the history of glassmaking. There are bowls from a roughly similar time period which are slumped or cast so I think either would be more likely than core formed. In this case I think cast looks favourite, perhaps a technique similar to lost wax. I could imagine Daum making something quite like it in the early 20th century....

To own a bit of glass like that in that time period would have been serious bling, very high status. :D

John

 

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