Sunday, August 23, 2009

Roman Luxury Glass / Cage Cup

With the Roman discovery of glassblowing, and the dissemination of the technology, ordinary people could own inexpensive glass objects. The wealthy could afford rare and costly glass objects that were crafted over long periods of time by skilled artisans. Two kinds of Roman luxury glass that are particularly notable are the small number of cage and cameo glass vessels that have survived. Roman cage cups have been known for more than 300 years. The first recorded discovery of one was in 1680 in northern Italy.


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