Early Post-Medieval Vessel Glass in England
Early post-medieval vessel glass in England: c. 1500–1670
by Hugh Willmott
This illustrated guide is the first comprehensive classification of vessel glass found in England between 1500–1670. During the early post-medieval period, vessel glass was transformed from a rare luxury item to a medium that was used by the wider population.
Recent years have seen an increase in the archaeological excavation of post-medieval sites and a growing interest in the material culture of the period.
The book provides a clear and accessible coverage of vessel forms and individual types - with an indication of their date range, provenance and a description. Each form is illustrated with an excavated example and there is a general summary of the types with reconstruction drawings at the end.
The Research Report also addresses how post-medieval glass should be studied, summarises current information on the production and importation of vessels in England and provides a social context for glass use. It will prove to be of interest to archaeologists, art historians, collectors and the interested amateur. Funded by English Heritage.
Info: 230pp, 169 figs, 12 plates
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