By Catherine Hess, Timothy Husband
The Getty Museum’s selection of postclassical ecu glass represents a well-defined bankruptcy in the historical past of the medium. those objects—which variety in date from the overdue heart a while to the overdue 17th century—originated in very important Italian, German, Bohemian, Netherlandish, Silesian, and Austrian facilities of production.
The sixty-eight items provided during this catalogue contain vessels made to resemble rock crystal or chalcedony glass blown into surprisingly huge or remarkably sophisticated shapes and glass embellished with decoration that's intricately utilized, elegantly enameled, or gilded. each one item is defined intimately, together with provenance, bibliography, and suitable comparative examples.
An introductory essay lines the historical past of eu glass from classical instances to the current.
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2 1 7 - 2 2 9 . pp. 8 2 - 9 7 . 16. For an analysis o f this document, see K r i m m 1982, pp. 41ff. T h e text is provided o n pp. 2 2 6 - 2 2 8 . 17. Gluck und Glas 1984, pp. 3 7 5 - 3 7 6 ; and K r i m m 1982, pp. 1 5 6 - 1 5 9 . N O R T H E R N DOMESTIC GLASS / 27 1 Beaker Germany (Lower R h i n e l a n d , Hesse, or possibly i n Cologne or the Lower Rhineland, a l t h o u g h an o r i g i n i n Franconia) Lower Saxony, Hesse, or Franconia is equally plausible. 1400-1450 ARMS M o l d - b l o w n dark yellowish-green glass None.
A list o f abbreviations used i n the notes appears i n the front matter; a glossary o f technical terms a n d an i n d e x close the volume. Catherine Hess 1. 2. 4. 5. Pliny, Natural History, translated by D . E. Eichholz ( L o n d o n and Cambridge, 1962), bk. 36, chap. 6 5 , l l . 191ff. Near present-day Acre (ancient Ptolomais), j u s t east o f the Mediterranean coast. T h e shores o f the Belus River, w h i c h flows f r o m the base o f M o u n t Carmel to the sea, was a good source for glassmaking sand because, as an i n l a n d beach, its pebbles are easy to crush and contain silica that is relatively free o f impurities.
I n f o r m a t i o n concerning a r m o r i a l devices, marks and i n scriptions, provenance, e x h i b i t i o n history, bibliographic references, and c o n d i t i o n o f the object conclude each entry. A list o f abbreviations used i n the notes appears i n the front matter; a glossary o f technical terms a n d an i n d e x close the volume. Catherine Hess 1. 2. 4. 5. Pliny, Natural History, translated by D . E. Eichholz ( L o n d o n and Cambridge, 1962), bk. 36, chap. 6 5 , l l . 191ff.