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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

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

Fire, Brimstone and Glass

 The Alchemical Symbol for SulfurBright yellow elemental sulfur or “brimstone” as it was often called, occupied a central place in the cabinets of seventeenth century alchemists. Antonio Neri used it in many of his preparations and specifically...
From: Conciatore on 16 Oct 2020

Crocus Martis

The many different alchemical symbols used to denote crocus martis.In order to understand the seventeenth century glass recipes of Antonio Neri and for that matter, any alchemical recipes, it is first necessary to have a grasp of the chemical...
From: Conciatore on 14 Oct 2020

Primordial Matter

16th century Mining practices, from Agricola, De Re MetallicaIn the early seventeenth century, Florentine priest Antonio Neri wrote the first printed book devoted to formulating glass from raw materials. His work is called L'Arte Vetraria, which...
From: Conciatore on 17 Jul 2020

Thévenot Continues East

Stained glass windows of the Nasir al-Mulk 'Pink Mosque', Shiraz, IranPhoto by Domiri Mohammad Reza Ganji.(Click to enlarge)Previously, we followed the progress of seventeenth century tourist Jean de Thévenot, noting his comments about glass as...
From: Conciatore on 11 May 2020

Glass, Fire, and Brimstone

The Alchemical Symbol for SulfurBright yellow elemental sulfur or “brimstone” as it was often called, occupied a central place in the cabinets of seventeenth century alchemists. Antonio Neri used it in many of his preparations and specifically...
From: Conciatore on 24 Apr 2020

Crocus Martis

The many different alchemical symbols used to denote crocus martis.In order to understand the seventeenth century glass recipes of Antonio Neri and for that matter, any alchemical recipes, it is first necessary to have a grasp of the chemical...
From: Conciatore on 15 Apr 2020

Rise and Fall

"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 23 Mar 2020

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 1 Jan 2020

Fire, Brimstone, and Glass

The Alchemical Symbol for SulfurBright yellow elemental sulfur or “brimstone” as it was often called, occupied a central place in the cabinets of seventeenth century alchemists. Antonio Neri used it in many of his preparations and specifically...
From: Conciatore on 13 Dec 2019

Crocus Martis

The many different alchemical symbols used to denote crocus martis.In order to understand the seventeenth century glass recipes of Antonio Neri and for that matter, any alchemical recipes, it is first necessary to have a grasp of the chemical...
From: Conciatore on 4 Dec 2019

Gallera dei Lavori

Giovanni Stradano  (Jan van der Straet) Alchemy Studio, 1571(Inside the Uffizi Galleria dei Lavori)In 1560, Cosimo I, Duke of Tuscany, commissioned Georgio Vassari to begin construction on the Uffizi Palace in Florence. Two wings of the structure...
From: Conciatore on 23 Oct 2019

Thévenot Continues East

Stained glass windows of the Nasir al-Mulk 'Pink Mosque', Shiraz, IranPhoto by Domiri Mohammad Reza Ganji.(Click to enlarge)Previously, we followed the progress of seventeenth century tourist Jean de Thévenot, noting his comments about glass as...
From: Conciatore on 16 Oct 2019

Primordial Matter

16th century Mining practices, from Agricola, De Re MetallicaIn the early seventeenth century, Florentine priest Antonio Neri wrote the first printed book devoted to formulating glass from raw materials. His work is called L'Arte Vetraria, which...
From: Conciatore on 6 Sep 2019

Sweet Lixiviation

Salsola Kali plant,used in Mediterranean glassmakingin the 17th century.A long time ago, perhaps as long ago as the Stone Age, our ancestors discovered that mixing water with the ashes from the previous night's fire makes a good washing-up liquid. Not...
From: Conciatore on 31 May 2019

Glass, Fire and Brimstone

The Alchemical Symbol for SulfurBright yellow elemental sulfur or “brimstone” as it was often called, occupied a central place in the cabinets of seventeenth century alchemists. Antonio Neri used it in many of his preparations and specifically...
From: Conciatore on 6 May 2019

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 22 Apr 2019

Crocus Martis

The many different alchemical symbols used to denote crocus martis.In order to understand the seventeenth century glass recipes of Antonio Neri and for that matter, any alchemical recipes, it is first necessary to have a grasp of the chemical...
From: Conciatore on 12 Apr 2019

Rise and Fall

"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 29 Mar 2019

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