Glassmaking Technique: Roman Mold-Blown Glass

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Video

Mark Cartwright
by Getty Museum
published on 19 February 2016

Mold-blown glass is made by blowing hot glass into a mold made of clay, wood, or metal. The glass is forced against the inner surfaces of the mold and assumes its shape, together with any decoration that it bears. Watch a demonstration of this ancient method in this video, narrated by Karol Wight, Curator of Antiquities and featuring footage courtesy of Mark Taylor and David Hill-the Roman Glassmakers.

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APA Style

Museum, G. (2016, February 19). Glassmaking Technique: Roman Mold-Blown Glass. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/756/

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Museum, Getty. "Glassmaking Technique: Roman Mold-Blown Glass." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/video/756/.

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Museum, Getty. "Glassmaking Technique: Roman Mold-Blown Glass." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2016. Web. 26 Feb 2020.

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