By Sandra Davison, R.G. Newton
Conservation and recovery of Glass is an in-depth consultant to the fabrics and practices required for the care and renovation of glass gadgets. It presents thorough insurance of either theoretical and sensible points of glass conservation.
This re-creation of Newton and Davison's unique publication, Conservation of Glass, contains sections at the nature of glass, the historic improvement and expertise of glassmaking, and the deterioration of glass. expert conservators will welcome the inclusion of strategies for exam and documentation. Incorporating remedy of either excavated glass and old and ornamental glass, the e-book presents the data required through conservators and restorers and is priceless for somebody with glass gadgets of their care.
* contains either theoretical historical past and useful tactics, supplying a entire view of the subject
* includes new hugely illustrated case studies
* Concentrates on 2 and three dimensional glass item recovery
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The comparisons of the locations of the northern glasshouses to the distribution of beech pollen in AD 1000 is discussed by Newton (1985b). The northern forest glassmakers, conditioned by their raw materials, produced mainly green and brown glass, and decorated it with furnace-wrought embellishments of simple rib moulding, applied trails and blobs, mostly in the same colour glass as the body of the vessel itself. The vessels fall into several categories: simple palm cups without handles, bag beakers, cone cups up to 265 mm in height and tapering to a pointed base, a variety of squat pots and bottles, and claw beakers (Ger.
The Levant was the area stretching from ancient Antioch (Antakya in modern Turkey), down the coast of Syria, Phoenicia (modern Lebanon), Palestine/Israel, and included the island of Cyprus. Very few glass vessels have been found on Late Bronze Age (Mycenaean) sites in Greece. Exclusive to that area however, are ornaments of translucent glass, mainly bright blue, and normally with flat backs and suspension holes, and dating from 1400–1200 BC (Nightingale, 1998). The almost exclusive use of bright blue glass suggests that it was imported, probably from Egypt, as analysis has shown that the compositions of the Mycenaean glass is the same as the blue glass being used in Egypt at that time (Shortland, 1999).
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. The vessels are small and served mostly for holding perfumes and ointments or as tomb gifts and cult objects, and copy the shapes of contemporary vessels of pottery, stone and faience. These richly coloured vessels are almost opaque, due as much to the desire to imitate semi-precious stones in glass as to the technological limitations.
Conservation and Restoration of Glass by Sandra Davison, R.G. Newton