Pretiosa Vitrea - The Art of Glass Manufacturing

in the Museums and Private Collections of Tuscany

Pretiosa Vitrea - The Art of Glass Manufacturing
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Article code10368
Pretiosa Vitrea - The Art of Glass Manufacturing in the Museums and Private Collections of Tuscany
140 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
25 x 19 cm
0,788 kg
English

Pretiosa Vitrea, whose title is inspired by the Latin definition of glass given by Gaius Petronius in the Satyricon written in the late 1st century AD, emphasizes the heritage of glass manufacturing through the showcase of artifacts nowadays preserved in the state museums of Tuscany and in important private collections within the region. The quality of these 100 findings is comparable in excellence to the artifacts that can be found in the most renowned international museums.
The book brings together relevant archeological findings of Roman glass manufacturing in Tuscany, as the glass cameo from Torrita di Siena or the chrysography of Arezzo.
Alongside these exclusive glass products, a wide variety of findings will be showcased to illustrate the evolution of mass production techniques, from the use of moulds to the discovery of the glass blowing technique in the middle of the 1st century BC, which soon demonstrated clear advantages compared to the traditional ceramic production in terms of lower cost and keeping unchanged the taste of the contained food and liquids.