Glass recipes of the Renaissance : transcription of an anonymous Venetian manuscript / [edited by] Cesare Moretti and Tullio Toninato; English translation with additional notes by David C. Watts and Cesare Moretti.

Title: 
Glass recipes of the Renaissance : transcription of an anonymous Venetian manuscript / [edited by] Cesare Moretti and Tullio Toninato; English translation with additional notes by David C. Watts and Cesare Moretti.
Publisher: 
[Barnet, England] : Watts Pub., c2011.
Description: 
93 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Other Authors: 
Moretti, Cesare. ed.
Toninato, T. ed.
Watts, D. C.
Bib ID: 
126786
Notes: 
CMGL also owns pre-publication drafts (see bibs 119595 and 126980).
Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-92).
Translation of the transcription of a Venetian batch book ca. 1560.
"The original text, written in the form of an instruction manual for an apprentice, provides detailed instructions on the purification of the chemical ingredients used, the exact amounts required for a particular recipe, the type of pot to use and state of the furnace. It covers plain glass and cristallo, coloured glasses, enamels and the manufacture of mosaics, particularly those involving gold and silver foil inclusions. Comparison with other recipe books explodes the myths that Venetian cristallo and the base glass used for colours was always a pure soda glass and that cristallo was invented by Angelo Barovier"--P. [4] of cover.
Contents: 
Pt. 1. Discussion --
The salt of glass and salt of cristallo --
The frit --
To make "cristallo in all perfection" --
Common glass --
Lead glass --
The white opaque enamels --
Other opaque glasses --
False gems --
Rosechiero, red glass from copper --
The calcedonio --
Gold [leaf] mosaic --
Colourless glasses --
Coloured glasses --
Pt. 2. The recipes --
Pt. 2 of the recipes [possibly from a different source] --
Analyses of colourless glasses --
The basic glass (materia prima) for imitation gems --
Glass colours in the recipes.
ISBN: 
8831779524
9788831779524
9780956211613