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|Collection:||Applied Art - Glass|
|Date:||1590 - 1600|
The recipe for making glass has changed little for several thousands of years: sand, alkali ashes, and lime from crushed stones are melted together to give a strong, yet fragile material. This molten material can then be manipulated by the glassmaker in a number of ways.This goblet has been free blown; where air is blown down a metal tube which has a blob of glass at its end to create a bubble. This bubble of glass is then shaped using a variety of tools to create the desired form. The decoration made with threads of white glass is known as 'latticinio', derived from the Italian word 'latte' meaning milk.
|Production Period:||16th Century|
|Medium:||Soda glass with latticinio decoration.|
|Place of Origin:||Italy ?|