Optic blown beaker, Birka
Optic blown beaker. ‘Druvbägare’ from Birka, grave 539. Viking Age. Approx. 50 cl.
Scanglas sells handmade products, such as glass replicas and various types of forged products. This means that each product is 100% unique and that variations in color, finish, size and shape may be present.
Historical glass is a replica of glass from the 2000-year history of glassblowing. All our glasses are completely handmade. They are mouth-blown and made with typical clips, glass threads and other decor. A characteristic of a handmade glass is the so-called puntel mark on the underside of the glass. The rounded edge on the top of the glass and a certain variation in size, thickness of the glass and details are other signs of a genuine craft.
The glass mass is made to look like old-time glass. Some chemicals, mainly metal oxides, are added to get the right color. The glass mass contains to varying degrees small air bubbles and shifts in structure.
Each glass is unique. All these special characteristics of historical glass production means that there can’t be two identical glasses. This makes each example a unique handmade masterpiece - just like the original glass that becomes its model.