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Artificial Gems

Pastes (glass) set in silver openwork (Portugal c. 1750)Victoria and Albert Museum, London.Acq. nr. M.68-1962In many ways, the story of artificial gems traces the story of glass technology itself. From ancient times, when glass could only be produced...
From: Conciatore on 1 Jul 2020

Isaac Hollandus

J. Hollandus,Chymische Schriften, (Vienna: 1773)In early 1603, Glassmaker Antonio Neri traveled from Italy to Flanders, to visit his friend Emmanuel Ximenes. Neri would stay for seven years and in that time he worked on a number...
From: Conciatore on 24 Jun 2020

Neri's Travels

“Roma,” Antonio Neri,from Tesoro del Mondo (Neri 1598–1600).The length and breadth of Antonio Neri's travels are far greater in thumbnail biographies and off hand remarks than can be substantiated by actual documentation. While stories...
From: Conciatore on 17 Jun 2020

Revisiting Lisa Smith’s Coffee: A Remedy Against the Plague

Editor’s note: Today, we revisit a post by our editor Lisa Smith on the use of coffee as an eighteenth century cure-all against smallpox and the plague. The botanist Richard Bradley claimed that coffee would be effective in treating such diseases...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 May 2020

17th Century Horseless Self Driving Wagon.

http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2020/03/27/university-researchers-give-rare-insight-in-new-book-on-17th-century-ad-men/
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Mar 2020

Who lived in these houses on Hertford Street, Mayfair?

If, like me, you wonder who lived in some of London’s Georgian houses, then today’s post takes a look at one specific London street in the affluent area of Mayfair, or to be more specific, Hertford Street. Horwood’s Map of London Hertford...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 Feb 2020

Henry Laurens and the Grand Tour of Europe

In the fall of 1771, the South Carolina rice merchant Henry Laurens sailed to Britain with his teenaged sons. They toured the countryside and... The post Henry Laurens and the Grand Tour of Europe appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Artificial Gems

Pastes (glass) set in silver openwork (Portugal c. 1750)Victoria and Albert Museum, London.Acq. nr. M.68-1962In many ways, the story of artificial gems traces the story of glass technology itself. From ancient times, when glass could only be produced...
From: Conciatore on 18 Sep 2019

Remembering Garrick’s Jubilee in Stratford-upon-Avon

The statue of Shakespeare donated by David Garrick Imagine the scene in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 9 September 1769, the morning after the night before, indeed after the three days of David Garrick’s Jubilee. There was an undignified rush to...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Sep 2019

Isaac Hollandus

J. Hollandus,Chymische Schriften, (Vienna: 1773)In early 1603, Glassmaker Antonio Neri traveled from Italy to Flanders, to visit his friend Emmanuel Ximenes. Neri would stay for seven years and in that time he worked on a number...
From: Conciatore on 7 Aug 2019

Neri's Travels

“Roma,” Antonio Neri,from Tesoro del Mondo (Neri 1598–1600).The length and breadth of Antonio Neri's travels are far greater in thumbnail biographies and off hand remarks than can be substantiated by actual documentation. While stories...
From: Conciatore on 10 Jul 2019

Artificial Gems

Pastes (glass) set in silver openwork (Portugal c. 1750)Victoria and Albert Museum, London.Acq. nr. M.68-1962In many ways, the story of artificial gems traces the story of glass technology itself. From ancient times, when glass could only be produced...
From: Conciatore on 23 Jan 2019

Isaac Hollandus

J. Hollandus,Chymische Schriften, (Vienna: 1773)In early 1603, Glassmaker Antonio Neri traveled from Italy to Flanders, to visit his friend Emmanuel Ximenes. Neri would stay for seven years and in that time he worked on a number...
From: Conciatore on 10 Dec 2018

Inspiring a rivalship amongst the gentry: a letter to the papers, 1773

We’re just going to give you this letter, printed in the Reading Mercury on the 25th October 1773, in full. The author has quite clearly had his fill of the fawning sycophancy over the nobility in his morning paper. The article that sparked his...
From: All Things Georgian on 13 Nov 2018

Dido Elizabeth Belle – an update

As many of our readers are aware, over the past few months we have been researching the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her family in addition to our usual eclectic mix of posts. Some information about her life has now been in the public domain for a...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 Oct 2018

Neri's Travels

“Roma,” Antonio Neri,from Tesoro del Mondo (Neri 1598–1600).The length and breadth of Antonio Neri's travels are far greater in thumbnail biographies and off hand remarks than can be substantiated by actual documentation. While stories...
From: Conciatore on 28 Sep 2018

Captain Cook set sail for Australia 250 years ago. Who was he and was he eaten by cannibals?

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/travellers-stories/captain-cook-set-sail-for-australia-250-years-ago-who-was-he-and-was-he-eaten-by-cannibals/news-story/00b3e0ecec2be9b9257ddd043e03c448
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Sep 2018

Artificial Gems

Pastes (glass) set in silver openwork (Portugal c. 1750)Victoria and Albert Museum, London.Acq. nr. M.68-1962In many ways, the story of artificial gems traces the story of glass technology itself. From ancient times, when glass could only be produced...
From: Conciatore on 20 Apr 2018

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