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作者 Shepherd, J. D. (John David)
書名 The glass workers of Roman London / John Shepherd and Angela Wardle ; with Mark Taylor and David Hill ; photography by Andy Chopping
出版項 London : Museum of London Archaeology, 2009
國際標準書號 9781901992847 (pbk.)
1901992845 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  NK5107.3 S548 2009    在架上    30530001222579
說明 64 p. : col. ill. ; 16 cm
附註 "Recycling may be a topical subject today, but it is an ancient practice. Glass was regularly recycled to make new vessels during the Roman period and important new evidence for glass working in London came from 35 Basinghall Street in the City in 2005, with the discovery of over 70kg of broken vessel glass and production waste. This ranges from large blocks, which have cooled in a tank furnace, to minute threads swept from a workshop floor. Particularly impressive are thousands of moils - the small cylinder of glass left on the end of the blowing iron when a vessel has been detached - each representing the making of a single product." "Such glass was a valuable commodity which would normally have been remelted in a furnace and used to create new vessels. Its presence may mark the demise of a nearby glass workshop, located on the margins of the city. Detailed study of the waste is providing new insights into the glass industry of 2nd-century AD London, its products and the techniques of its craftsmen." "This colourful book reviews the current evidence for the history of glass working in Roman London. The various stages of glass vessel production are described, using both the evidence from Basinghall Street and striking images of the experimental work of modern glass-blowers using ancient techniques."--BOOK JACKET
Includes bibliographical references
Introduction -- Before we begin, just what is glass? -- How do you make a glass vessel? -- How was glass used in Roman London? -- How many other sites in Roman London have evidence of glass working? -- What exactly was found at 35 Basinghall Street? -- What did they use to make the vessels at the Basinghall workshop? -- What is the evidence for blowing glass vessels at Basinghall Street? -- Do we know what shapes of vessel they were making? -- Wasters? -- And what was the scale of production? -- And when? -- Who were the glass workers? -- Where next? -- Further reading; places to visit
主題 Glassware, Roman -- England -- London
Glass -- England -- London -- History
Glass manufacture -- England -- London -- History
London (England) -- Antiquities, Roman
Alt Author Wardle, Angela
Taylor, Mark
Hill, David
Chopping, Andy
Museum of London Archaeology
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