Antiques at a Glance: Glass

Antiques at a Glance: Glass

by 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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856486286
Publisher:
PRC Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Antiques At A Glance Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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