Bottle. Four-sided ‘Kantinflaska’, Stockholms stadsmuseum, Sweden, 16th–18th c.. Volume approx. 40 cl.
Historical glasses are replicas of glass from the 2000-year history of glass blowing. All our glasses are entirely handmade. They are mouth blown and driven with timed-cut clippings, glass threads and other decor. A sign of a handmade glass is the so-called punt mark on the underside of the glass. The soft rounded edge of the top of the glass and some variation in size, thickness and details are other signs of genuine craftsmanship.
The glass mass is specially designed to resemble old-time glass. Certain chemicals, mainly metal oxides, have been added to get the correct color scale. The glass mass contains, in different extent, small air bubbles and shifts in structure.
Each glass is unique. All these special features of historical glass mean that there can not be two identical glasses. This makes each glass a unique handmade masterpiece - just like the original glass.
Scanglas other assortments are also handmade in the smallest detail. This of course also means that each product is 100% unique where minor variations in color, finish, size and shape may occur.