Whether shaped in delicately blown goblets and elegant decanters, turned into a paperweight, or exquisitely cut, glass is one of the world's most sophisticated and ancient materials. Well established in Egypt by 1370 BC, glasswork reached a high level of refinement during the days of the Roman Empire; though these skills disappeared in Europe during the Dark Ages, they surged anew by the end of the 15th Century. This volume of the Antiques At A Glance series examines some of the most magnificent pieces ever created--including a Netherlandish Roemer cup from the 17th Century, or a most graceful and fragile fluted Falcon de Venice. Plus: candelabras, bowls, vases, tableware, and mirrors--many with elaborate etchings, enamellings, and adornments that enhance texture, color and loveliness.
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19th century Origin acid-etched antique Argy-Rousseau Art Deco Art Nouveau Austria Brief description Baccarat baluster beakers Biedermeier Bohemia Brief description Bohemian Britain cameo glass carved clear glass Clichy collectors colored glass cut-glass cylindrical Daum decanters decorative arts developed drinking glasses early 20th century enameled enamels and gilding England Brief description English engraved Europe examples faceted Facon de Venise factory fashion Favrile flowers fluted foliage frame France Brief description French furniture Germany Brief description gilt giltwood giltwood mirror Glance Date glassmakers glassworks goblet Italy Brief description knopped stem Lalique late 19th century latticinio Lobmeyr Loetz Louis glass mid 19th century Mid 20th millefiori millefiori weight molded motifs Murano neck objects ornament panels paperweights pate de verre period pieces produced Regency Rococo scent bottles scrolls shapes silver St Louis St Louis Weights stopper Stourbridge style Tiffany vase Venetian Venice Venini Victorian wares Weights mid 19th Wiener Werkstatte wineglasses