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March 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To teach reading, and all Kinds of Needle-Work.” As spring arrived in 1772 advertisements for boarding schools for girls and young women appeared in several newspapers in New...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Mar 2022

Agility in the face of adversity

glassmakers, glaziers and the middling sort Dr Louise Hampson from the University of York traces the fascinating, not-to-mention agile, lives of glaziers and glassmakers in early modern Northern England. In 1503, Robert Preston, master glazier of York,...
From: Middling Culture on 17 Jan 2022

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “American FLINT GLASS.” When Parliament repealed most of the duties on imported goods imposed by the Townshend Acts, leaving only the duty on tea in place, most American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Nov 2021

The Adventures of Adam Olearius

 Adam OleariusIn the autumn of 1633, a trade mission heavily laden with gifts headed east from northern Germany. The great duke of Holstein was sending an ambassador to Moscow to request the czar’s permission for travel...
From: Conciatore on 13 Jan 2021

What Goes Around Comes Around

 The German city of Ulm in the 16th centuryGeorg Braun, Franz Hogenberg 1570-78(Click image to enlarge.)In the spring and summer of 1525, peasants and farmers throughout German speaking Europe staged a popular revolt now called the Deutscher...
From: Conciatore on 11 Jan 2021

Art and Science

 Jacopo Ligozzi,1518,  fanciful glass vessels,ink and watercolor on paper.Antonio Neri's writing on glassmaking and alchemy was distinguished from that of many contemporary authors in that his work was all deeply rooted in hands-on experience. He...
From: Conciatore on 4 Jan 2021

Emerald Green Glass

 Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, walking on palm leaves. Pietro Lorenzetti 1320For Western Christians, Easter week begins with "Palm Sunday," a feast day that falls on the Sunday before Easter and celebrates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. His...
From: Conciatore on 1 Jan 2021

Golden Yellow Glass

Yellow Neon Chandelier, 1995Dale Chihuly.(Columbus, Indiana Visitors Center). "Very few people know how to make colors like golden yellow and solid red well. These are difficult and troublesome in the art of glassmaking, since in making them you...
From: Conciatore on 28 Dec 2020

Gold Ruby Glass

 A gold florin.Legend claims gold ruby glass was discovered when a nobel threwa gold coin into a glass maker's crucible.Antonio Neri is best remembered for writing L'Arte Vetraria. It was the first printed book entirely devoted to the formulation...
From: Conciatore on 23 Dec 2020

Flexible Glass

 Roman Emperor Tiberius - Glass paste cameo c 20CE by "Herophilos, Son of Dioskurides"In the first century CE, references appear in the literature for a malleable form of glass --that is to say flexible-- the method for which is reported as...
From: Conciatore on 21 Dec 2020

Glassmaker Sara Vinc

 Still life with façon de Venise wineglass,Alexander Adriaenssen (1587-1661)Antwerp.In the 1590s, after the death of her husband, Sara Vincx ran a successful glassmaking business in the city of Antwerp. In the midst of a major war, she presided...
From: Conciatore on 9 Dec 2020

The Fire and the Furnace: Making Recipes Work

By Thijs Hagendijk While working on the Ars Vitraria Experimentalis (1678), the principle book on seventeenth-century glass, I came a across a peculiar remark. The author of the book, the German alchemist and glassmaker Johann Kunckel (1630-1703) composed...
From: The Recipes Project on 3 Dec 2020

The Rise and Fall of Glass

 "Merry Company," (1623)Gerard van HonthorstThe first decade of the seventeenth century was a golden era for glass in Tuscany. The Venetian techniques brought to the region by Grand Duke Cosimo de' Medici in the 1570s had been assimilated. The pioneering...
From: Conciatore on 18 Nov 2020

Fabergé and Purpurine

 Fabergé c.1900. Purpurine cherries,nephrite leaves, gold stalk, rock crystal pot.Peter Carl Fabergé is known the world over for producing elaborate jeweled fantasy eggs for the Russian royal family in the late nineteenth and early...
From: Conciatore on 9 Nov 2020

Neri and the Inquisition

 Insignia of the Inquisition, 1574.The mandate of the Catholic Church's inquisition was to stamp out heresy. Although empowered to impose sanctions that included torture and execution, such extreme measures were not imposed casually. Typically, they...
From: Conciatore on 6 Nov 2020

Neri's Other Ruby Glass

 Rhodochrosite, from the Sweet Home Mine, Colorado.Antonio Neri is widely recognized for publishing a recipe for the coveted and difficult gold ruby glass. "Rubino," as it is sometimes called, achieves a deep ruby red color utilizing only powdered...
From: Conciatore on 26 Oct 2020

Arminia Vivarini

 Nef Ewer, Late 16th century, Murano Italy.Courtesy Milwaukee Art MuseumOn the afternoon of Friday, 22 March 1521, The Venetian Senate - then called the ‘Pregadi’ - reconvened after lunch. Senator Marino Sanuto (the Younger) recorded...
From: Conciatore on 23 Oct 2020

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Medley of Goods Sold by G DUYCKINCK.” Few visual images adorned advertisements published in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Most of those that did appear...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2020

Anna Agnew, Champion Glassblower

 Anna J. Agnew,Chicago Tribune, 9 March 1902, p. 43In the spring of 1902, newspapers around the United States reported that eighteen-year-old Anna Agnew, of Norwood Pennsylvania had been proclaimed a “champion glass blower.” Stories in...
From: Conciatore on 21 Oct 2020

Thomas Edison's Lady Glassblower

 Fig. 1. Sealing the Glass Socket andCarbon Filament into the Flask of an Incandescent Lamp."We will next turn to the glass-blowing department, wherehundreds of girls are employed in all the delicate and skillful manipulations involved...
From: Conciatore on 19 Oct 2020

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