Liquid Light: 500 Years of Venetian Glass an entry free exhibition at NGV International March 8 – Aug 4 will showcase the art of glass at Venice 17 – 19 century
Roman glass is enigmatic when its beauty is revealed by a 1st century craftsmen called Ennion, who signed his works ‘Ennion made me’ let the buyer remember him’
Venetian maker Jacopo Verzelini was bought to England by Huguenot Jean Carré to improve the quality of glass being produced at his London workshop.
Glass, a magic material was first made in antiquity and has had an important place and impact on many different cultures, adding to the mystique surrounding it
The earliest mirrors were made from a metal alloy that were often engraved with decorative figurative scenes This mirror is made from silver and copper alloy and comes from ancient Egypt dating from 1478-1390 BCE. It has been cast in one piece. Today we associate glass with mirror, but it was…
The most famous Roman cut glass vessel is a vase made at Alexandria between AD 5 and AD 25. The blue glass was gathered on the end of a blowpipe and shaped into a cylinder. It was dipped into a pot and the lower part covered with hot white glass….