Ancient Roman Blue Glass Restrung Necklace

Ancient Roman Blue Glass Restrung Necklace
Circa 1st-3nd century AD

An Ancient Roman restrung necklace composed of beautiful glass beads in different shades and hues of blue.

It was the mass production of glass in the Roman Empire that prompted the development of glass jewellery. It is primarily the ageing process of the glass which endows Roman glass jewellery with unique qualities. For instance, contaminants manufactured into the glass, combined with the surrounding environment over thousands of years, result in beautiful lustres and speckling, where the glass might formerly have been transparent. Colouration is also in part derived from the treatment and setting of the glass by the craftsman.

Measurements: 37cm half length, folded

Provenance: Ex. Enfield, R.C., Collection, acquired in 2013-2015.

Lot details
Ancient Roman
Blue Glass
Restrung Necklace
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1st-3nd century AD
Good Condition, See Photo
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