Damascus glass is a combination of one or more colors of glass canes manipulated and folded many times over to display a distinct pattern on the surface of the glass. Every piece produced is unique, the patterns may be similar but never identical. The term Damascus generally refers to a type of steel identifying a process of folding and hammering the material that is used in the making of swords and knives. This patterned metal has been in existence for over 2000 years and originated in the Middle East. In Medieval times metal smiths forged Damascus swords and knives with great skill. These items were greatly admired for their beauty, their owners also believed the strange whorls and ripples lent them to have mystical powers. Today Virginia and Tony bring you Damascus glass with this fascinating ripple like pattern of unique beauty to grace and charm your home or collection. Historically this pattern was known as King Tut!
Damascus Bell, Aqua, Etched
Swirling aqua canes create the pattern on this bell. It has a folded lip and double knop glass handle. The clapper is a faceted bead on a chain.
Size: 6 1/8″ H x 3 1/4″ W
Signed: Virginia Wilson Toccalino