RARE VINTAGE Ancient Roman Glass, Pendant in Sterling Silver, Inscribed Dante Phrase, Fresh Water Pearl Dangle, Silver Chain Included LS8299

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This is a beautiful, rare and vintage Roman glass pendant in .925 silver with a single fresh water pearl dangle, that I purchased from the Museum Company over three decades ago.

It is in very good condition with most of the patina polished away to enable the inscription to be easily read.

The pendant has a remnant of Roman glass surrounded by a silver frame on which is written "Dopo il sogno la passione impressa remante".

The Italian phrase is from Canto XXXIII of the Paradiso section of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Roughly translated, "After the dream is over, the impression of passion remains" whereas Dante refers to a vision of Heaven and the brilliant light of God’s presence.

Arrives on a 22" silver rolo chain and is boxed and wrapped for gifting.

This pendant is cleansed and has not been worn for over 25 years.

Pendant Length 37.56 mm
Pendant Width 20.93 mm

25.40 mm= 1"

No hallmark.

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Roman glass objects have been recovered across the Roman Empire.

Ancient glass according to the historian, Pliny, was discovered by a party of Phoenician seamen who set anchor near the mouth of the Belus river on the coast of Israel.

As they cooked a pot of soup over some natron bricks, they noticed the sand and the natron melting and fusing into a liquid beneath the fire.

Although the story is likely a mythical legend, it may bear a grain of truth, since sand from the coast in the area of the Belus river was considered ideal for making glass.

The invention of glass occurred as early as the late 16th century BC in Mesopotamia and Egypt.

Sand, soda, and lime heated together in a furnace produce a thick fluid which hardens when cooled.

Originally glass was used to form solid beads and pendants, but eventually, glassmakers realized that they could wrap molten glass around a vessel-shaped core, which they removed once the glass hardened.

Ancient glass vessels were produced in a variety of colors based on the local materials available.

Most vessels produced in the Holy Land are pale blue or green, although purple and clear vessels also exist.

In addition to the color of the glass, ancient glass vessels typically feature an iridescent coating, which reflects a variety of colors. This coating, known as a patina, is the result of mineral buildup that occurred over the centuries.

Ancient jars, vases, flasks, anointment bottles and other home-wares had multiple uses by the rich in the Roman period.

Roman glass for sale to a collectible that is increasing in value as time passes and makes a wonderful heirloom.

This beautiful glass in this pendant is said to have been made approximately 2000 years ago.

You will likely not find this pendant anywhere else.

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