Glass bottle

Made:
901-1200

Glass bottle, strongly cut, on four feet, molar tooth bottle, Islamic, 901-1200. Between the decline of Roman glass-making and the emergence of the Venetians as the world's leading glass-makers at the end of the Middle Ages, the finest glass was Islamic. Islamic glass-makers were familiar with the forming and finishing techniques of the Romans and made at least one original discovery - the manufacture of lustre. Islamic glass-makers used gilding and coloured enamels extensively.