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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Liquor-basket of clay, with Glass Vessels. rough mass called ammonitrum, which was melted again andbecame pure glass. We are also told of a dark coloured glassresembling obsidian, plentiful enough to be cast into solid. Ornameiital diinking-glasses, cast in a mould. statues. Pliny mentions having seen images of Augustuscast in this substance.* It probabl was some coarse kind ofglass resembling t

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Liquor-basket of clay, with Glass Vessels. rough mass called ammonitrum, which was melted again andbecame pure glass. We are also told of a dark coloured glassresembling obsidian, plentiful enough to be cast into solid. Ornameiital diinking-glasses, cast in a mould. statues. Pliny mentions having seen images of Augustuscast in this substance.* It probabl was some coarse kind ofglass resembling t Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Liquor-basket of clay, with Glass Vessels. rough mass called ammonitrum, which was melted again andbecame pure glass. We are also told of a dark coloured glassresembling obsidian, plentiful enough to be cast into solid. Ornameiital diinking-glasses, cast in a mould. statues. Pliny mentions having seen images of Augustuscast in this substance.* It probabl was some coarse kind ofglass resembling the ammonitrum, or such as that in whichthe scorisB of our iron furnaces abound. Glass was workedeither by blowing it with a pipe, as is now practised, by turn-ing in a lathe, by engraving and carving it, or, as we havenoticed, by casting it in a mould.f These two glasses, of* xxxvi, 67. t lb. 66. 560 POMPEII. elegant form, appear to have been formed in the latter wayThe ancients had certainly acquired great skill in the manufacture, as appears both from the accounts which have beenpreserved by ancient authors, and by the specimens whichstill exist—-among which we may notice, as pre-eminentlybeautiful, that torment of antiquaries, the Portland vase, pre-served in the British Museum. We have already advertedto another vase of the same kind, and of almost equal beauty, found in one of the tombs near the Gate of

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