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Conservation and recovery of Glass is an in-depth advisor to the fabrics and practices required for the care and upkeep of glass items. It presents thorough assurance of either theoretical and useful points of glass conservation.
This new version of Newton and Davison's unique e-book, Conservation of Glass, contains sections at the nature of glass, the ancient improvement and know-how of glassmaking, and the deterioration of glass. expert conservators will welcome the inclusion of thoughts for exam and documentation. Incorporating remedy of either excavated glass and ancient and ornamental glass, the publication presents the information required by way of conservators and restorers and is beneficial for somebody with glass gadgets of their care.
* comprises either theoretical historical past and functional strategies, supplying a entire view of the subject
* comprises new hugely illustrated case studies
* Concentrates on 2 and three dimensional glass item recovery

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Gradually the stems were made taller and were decorated with hollow blown bulbs (knops), until for the first time glasses with separate stems and feet were produced. Once the stem and foot were able to be made separately there was no limit to the ingenuity which could be used in fashioning the stem: hollow knops with moulded lion masks, stems with a central feature of glass threads drawn out in the shape of serpents or figures-of-eight, winged stems with pincered fringes, and many others (Tait, 1968, 1979).

Glass vessels of the Byzantine period (fourth to seventh centuries AD) demonstrate imagination and great technical skill, but the forms are rather heavy. There is an absence of clear glass, and the coloured glass was not as vivid as had previously been the case, and was generally impure. The vessels were irregular in shape and badly proportioned; the decoration is intricate and over-profuse. Cosmetic vessels in the form of two, sometimes three or even four tubes were widespread in the Near East.

The Egyptian term for glass was iner en wedeh or aat wedhet, both meaning ‘stone of the kind that flows’. 1). 1504–1450 BC). Opaque light blue, with yellow, white and dark blue opaque trails, and white and yellow powdered glass fired on. Core-formed, with ground and polished surface, on rim and underneath the base. Intact and unweathered; some bubbles and sandy impurities in the glass. H 88 mm, GD 38 mm. Second quarter of the fifteenth century BC. Egypt. (© Copyright The British Museum). Egyptian glass is the most common type known from this period, many examples having been found in the tombs of the Eighteenth (1570–1293 BC) and Nineteenth (1293–1185 BC) Dynasties.

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