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By Sandra Davison

Conservation and recovery of Glass is an in-depth advisor to the fabrics and practices required for the care and maintenance of glass items. It presents thorough assurance of either theoretical and useful facets of glass conservation.This re-creation of Newton and Davison's unique booklet, Conservation of Glass, comprises sections at the nature of glass, the old improvement and expertise of glassmaking, and the deterioration of glass. expert conservators will welcome the inclusion of techniques for exam and documentation. Incorporating therapy of either excavated glass and historical and ornamental glass, the booklet presents the information required via conservators and restorers and is beneficial for somebody with glass items of their care. * contains either theoretical historical past and sensible tactics, supplying a finished view of the topic* comprises new hugely illustrated case stories* Concentrates on 2 and three dimensional glass item recovery

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This may have developed from the technique of winding glass around a core to form glass beads, but the connection is unproven. Not long after the core forming technique was discovered, polychrome vessels began to be made of mosaic glass (dating mainly from circa 1350–1250 BC). These were formed of pieces of monochrome opaque glass, fused together and subsequently shaped around a core or possibly slumped over or into a form. Fragments of mosaic glass recovered from a palace site to the west of Baghdad were made of sections of multi-coloured mosaic canes.

The rod was then cut into small sections in which the design recurred each time. The discs were used as inlays for walls and furniture, or fashioned into beads and various kinds of jewellery. Also, as mentioned above, patterned sections were arranged in moulds and fused together. 5). Sometimes sections of coloured rods were fused together to create variegated patches in the body of the glass; or thin threads of glass were twisted into rods which were then fused together in moulds to form elaborate vessels of lace glass.

Copyright The British Museum). enamelling are discernible: one using enamel heavily laid on, usually in horizontal bands of intricate abstract patterns interspersed with quotations from the Koran, the other a fine linear style in red, both on a gold ground. Glass vessels were exported from Damascus to every part of the Islamic world, and even as far as China. The beauty of Islamic glass was already appreciated in medieval Europe. In circa 1025 AD a ship of unknown origin and destination, carrying a cargo of approximately 1 tonne of raw and scrap glass, foundered at Serçe Liman off the south west coast of Turkey.

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