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Bottle

Bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (city), Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1525 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Calcedonio glass, with an applied ring below the mouth

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    5301-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, room 131, case 9, shelf 3

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Glass is an ideal material to imitate semi-precious stones, and the ancient Romans were specialists at this. 'Calcedonia' glass was developed on the Venetian island of Murano around 1450. It was called after chalcedony, a naturally occurring hardstone. Details concerning its manufacture were kept secret for many decades. It involves mixing many different colours of glass in layers as well as a special heat treatment during blowing.

Physical description

Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology

Place of Origin

Venice (city), Italy (made)

Date

1500-1525 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Calcedonio glass, with an applied ring below the mouth

Dimensions

Height: 37.5 cm, Width: 18.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Bottle, Italy (Venice), , 1500-1525, 5301-1901 .

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

c.f. John A. Brooks, 'Glass', London 1975

Categories

Containers; Glass

Collection code

CER

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