Antiques at a Glance: Glassby James MacKay, James A. MacKay
Whether shaped in delicately blown goblets and elegant decanters, turned into a paperweight, or exquisitely cut, glass is one of the world's most sophisticated and ancient materials. Well established in Egypt by 1370 BC, glasswork reached a high level of refinement during the days of the Roman Empire; though these skills disappeared in Europe during the Dark Ages, they surged anew by the end of the 15th Century. This volume of the Antiques At A Glance series examines some of the most magnificent pieces ever created--including a Netherlandish Roemer cup from the 17th Century, or a most graceful and fragile fluted Falcon de Venice. Plus: candelabras, bowls, vases, tableware, and mirrors--many with elaborate etchings, enamellings, and adornments that enhance texture, color and loveliness.
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