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History of Glass Vases:
Glass Vases is defined by webster as: a vessel that is used
chiefly as an ornament or for holding flowers that generally are made of various
amorphous materials formed from a melting by cooling to rigidity without
crystallization: a usually transparent or translucent material consisting
typically of a mixture of silicates. The making of the glass vases and and the
usage has been around for centuries. As people's appreciation for floristry
increase, the usage of vase becomes more and more common. In the recent days,
the glass vases are used for various decoration purposes of events. Many of
artists and designers often use clear glass vases to decorate a surrounding that
are able to make a empty and listless room into a festive and lively place for
events. Clear glass vases are like a blank canvas to artists, they are able to
turn it into something that are artistic and elegant. Florists work with flowers
and plants and bring the floral art into everyday life. Floral arts is the art
of creating flower arrangements in vases, bowls and baskets, or making bouquets
and compositions from cut flowers, foliage, herbs, ornamental grasses and other
botanical materials. Glass Vases's history can be traced back to the great Stone
Age. It was found as a obsidian - naturally occuring glass.
"The tradition is that a merchant ship laden with nitrum
being moored at this place, the merchants were preparing their meal on the
beach, and not having stones to prop up their pots, they used lumps of
nitrum from the ship, which fused and mixed with the sands of the shore, and
there flowed streams of a new translucent liquid, and thus was the origin of
During the Late Bronze Age in Egypt and Western Asia there was
an explosion in glass-making technology. Archaeological finds from this period
include coloured glass
(often coloured and shaped in imitation of highly prized wares of semi-precious
stones) and the ubiquitous beads. The alkali of Syrian and Egyptian glass was
sodium carbonate, which can be extracted from the ashes of many plants, notably
seashore plants: (see
The earliest vessels were 'core-wound', produced by winding a ductile rope of
metal round a shaped core of sand and clay over a metal rod, then fusing it with
repeated reheatings. Threads of thin glass of different colours made with
admixtures of oxides were subsequently wound around these to create patterns,
which could be drawn into festoons with a metal raking tools. The vessel would
then be rolled flat ('marvered') on a slab in order to press the decorative
threads into its body. Handles and feet were applied separately. The rod was
subsequently allowed to cool as the glass slowly
and was eventually removed from the centre of the vessel, after which the core
material was scraped out. Glass shapes for
inlays were also
often created in moulds. Much early glass production, however, relied on
grinding techniques borrowed from stone working. This meant that the glass was
ground and carved in a cold state.
By the 15th century BC extensive glass production was
occurring in Western Asia and Egypt. Glass remained a luxury material, and
the disasters that overtook Late Bronze Age civilisations seem to have brought
glass-making to a halt. It picked up again in its former sites, in Syria and
Cyprus, in the ninth century BC, when the techniques for making colourless glass
were discovered. In Egypt glass-making did not revive until it was reintroduced
in Ptolemaic Alexandria. Core-formed vessels and beads were still widely
produced, but other techniques came to the fore with experimentation and
technological advancements. During the Hellenistic period that colourless or
decoloured glass began to be prized and methods for achieving this effect were
investigated more fully.
During the first century BC
blowing was discovered on the Syro-Palestinian coast, revolutionising the
industry and laying the way for the explosion of glass production that occurred
throughout the Roman world. Over the next 1000 years glass making and working
continued and spread through southern Europe and beyond.
During the Roman Empire craftsmen working as non-citizens
developed many new techniques for the creation of glass.
Through conquest and trade, the use of glass objects and the techniques used for
producing them were spread as far as Scandinavia, the British Isles and China.
This spreading of technology resulted in glass artists congregating in areas
such as Alexandria in Egypt where the famous
Portland Vase was created, the Rhine Valley where
Bohemian glass was developed and to Byzantium where glass designs became
very ornate and where processes such as
staining and gilding were developed. At this time many glass objects, such as
seals, windows, pipes, and vases were manufactured. Early examples of window
glass found in Karanis, Egypt were translucent and very thick . When the Emperor Constantine moved to Byzantium
the use of glass continued, and spread to the Islamic world, the masters of
glass-vessel making in the later Middle Ages. However, in Europe, the use of
glass declined and many techniques were forgotten. The production of glass did
not completely stop; it was used throughout the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain.
But it did not become common again in the West until its resurgence in the 7th
In the medieval Islamic world, the first clear, colourless,
high-purity glasses were produced by Muslim chemists, architects and engineers
in the 9th century. Examples include
glass and colourless high-purity glass invented by Abbas Ibn Firnas
(810-887), who was the first to produce glass from sand and stones.
Arab poet al-Buhturi (820-897) described the clarity of such glass, "Its
colour hides the glass as if it is standing in it without a container."
Beginning in the late 20th century, glass started to become
highly collectable as art. Works of art in glass can be seen in a variety of
museums, including the Chrysler Museum, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, and
Corning Museum of Glass, in
NY, which houses the world's largest collection of glass art and history,
with more than 45,000 objects in its collection.
Several of the most common techniques for producing glass art
include: blowing, kiln-casting, fusing, slumping, pate-de-verre, flame-working,
hot-sculpting and cold-working. Cold work includes traditional
stained glass work as well as other methods of shaping glass at room
temperature. Glass can also be cut with a diamond saw, or copper wheels embedded
with abrasives, and polished to give gleaming facets; the technique used in
Art is sometimes etched into glass via the use of acid, caustic, or abrasive
substances. Traditionally this was done after the glass was blown or cast. In
the 1920s a new mould-etch process was invented, in which art was etched
directly into the mould, so that each cast piece emerged from the mould with the
image already on the surface of the glass. This reduced manufacturing costs and,
combined with a wider use of colored glass, led to cheap glassware in the 1930s,
which later became known as Depression glass.
As the types of acids used in this process are extremely hazardous, abrasive
methods have gained popularity.
Objects made out of glass include not only traditional objects
such as vessels (bowls,
vases, bottles, and
other containers), paperweights, marbles, beads, smoking pipes, bongs, but an
endless range of sculpture and installation art as well. Colored glass is often
used, though sometimes the glass is painted, innumerable examples exist of the
use of stained glass.
(Above "History of Glass Vases" is quoted from Wikipedia