||Ennion Jug Item 1626|
Check Box for engraving
Mid 1st Century AD Roman, Mold Blown Jug. The translated text in the center reads "Ennion Made Me. Let the buyer remember him!"
The first glass making "manual" dates back to 650 BC. These inscribed tablets from the library of the Assyrian King Ashurbanipal 669-626 BC contained instructions on how to make glass.
A major by-product of glass blowing was the invention of mold-blowing where a molten gather of glass was blown directly into a mold of two or more sides.
Using this technique, thin-walled vessels with complex figural or geometric patterns (including inscriptions) could be created repeatedly and quickly.