The Portland Vase Mug 11oz (0.33 l)
This mug is in the style of the famous "Portland Vase" - a Roman glass vase made around 15 BCE - 25 CE. The vase is now on display in the British Museum in London. After 2000 years since its production, the identification of the two depicted scenes is still not universally agreed. Numerous theories propose vastly different explanations. Among the most popular are:
-The marriage of Thetis and Peleus (parents of Achilles),
-Alexander III. of Macedon (the Great) in a dream of his mum,
-Emperor Augustus and his relatives
The technique of its decoration as called cameo glass. The Roman manufacturers used the dip-overlay method. They first created a dark-glass vase that was subsequently dipped into a white glass. By partially carving the outer layer off, they achieved the final design.
The technique used for manufacturing the mug is a bit more modern - a printer.
- White ceramic
- 11 oz (0.33 l)
- Rounded corners