184-3-4

2015/184/3-4

ISSN : 1214-0627
Vedoucí redaktor : Woitschová Klára

Rozmach sklářské výroby za římského císařství. (Foukané sklo ze sbírky Národního muzea) / Flourishing Period of Glassmaking during the Roman Imperial Age (the Blown Glass from the Collection in the Prague National Museum)

The discovery that glass can be expanded by human breath altered the history of glass-making. Tube blowing was the first step in this process. Invention of the blow pipe and using of pontil rod were technical improvements which soon followed. Collection of the National Museum contains undecorated…