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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 12, 2021

Spectalces Decoration on Spanish Glass  16th-17th centuries

Spectacles: an historically correct terminology used to describe a pair of lenses resting on the nose. The earliest form of Spectacles or Glasses were probably made by the Venetian glass blowers in the 14th century and fitted them into horn rim frames. The spectacle decoration also called a chain decoration has been used on glass vessels from ancient Roman times to the present day.  This post will feature glass vessels with this type of decoration made in Spain between the 16th-17th centuries. Additional information on Spanish Glass can be found on this post WHAT IS SPANISH GLASS? also see CHAIN TRAILING.

From the book: Fragil Transparencia: Vidrios espanoles de los siglod xviaxvlll, Jean-Paul Philippart, 2011

From the book: Spanish Glass in the Hermitage, 1970

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  1. wynkin said, on August 12, 2021 at 5:11 am

    Wow these are ornate, they have many similarities to the modern copy I found.

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