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Gilded and enamelled glass from the Middle East

Author: Rachel Ward; British Museum.; Association for the History of Glass (Great Britain); British Museum. Department of Oriental Antiquities (1937- )
Publisher: London : Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a volume of the collected papers given by 30 specialist contributors at an international conference held in the British Museum in April 1995. The focus is on the materials, techniques, iconography, patronage and trade of gilded and enamelled glass of 13th-15th century Egypt and Syria, as well as the origins of the technique in the Byzantine and early Islamic periods and its influence on production in Venice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
London (1995)
Congresses
Congrès
Named Person: Glas
Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Ward; British Museum.; Association for the History of Glass (Great Britain); British Museum. Department of Oriental Antiquities (1937- )
ISBN: 0714114782 9780714114781
OCLC Number: 39339485
Notes: "This book contains papers given at the conference ... organized by the Association for the History of Glass and the Department of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum, and held at the British Museum from 6 to 8 April 1995"--Preface.
Description: xii, 212 pages, A-P pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Byzantine glass: problems of terminology and chronology / Axel von Saldern. --
Byzantine gilded glass / David Whitehouse. --
Painting on glass before the Mamluk period / Jens Kröger. --
Polychrome decoration on glass from Kurasan / Ralph Pinder-Wilson. --
Pottery and glass: lustre and enamel / Oliver Watson. --
Syro-Egyptian glass, pottery and wooden vessels / Abd el-Ra'uf Ali Yousuf. --
A note on textual sources for the history of glass / Robert Irwin. --
Lamm's classification and archaeology / George T. Scanlon. --
Glass and brass: parallels and puzzles / Rachel Ward. --
The Cavour Vase and gilt and enamelled Mamluk coloured glass / Martine S. Newby. --
An enamelled Mamluk coloured glass bowl with 'Solomon's seal': the meaning of a pattern / Rachel Hasson. --
Islamic enamelled beakers: a new chronology / Summer S. Kenesson. --
The Palmer Cup and related glasses exported to Europe in the Middle Ages / Hugh Tait. --
Poetry on enamelled glass: the Palmer Cup in the British Museum / Anna Contadini. --
The Baltimore beakers / John Carswell. --
Some speculations on the original cases made to contain enamelled glass beakers for export / Avinoam Shalem. --
European inventories as a source for the distribution of Mamluk enamelled glass / J.M. Rogers. --
Gilded and enamelled glass in al-Andalus / Antonio Fernàndez-Puertas. --
Islamic glass at Buddist sites in medieval China / Oliver Moore. --
Mamluk glass from China? / Peter Hardie. --
Enamelled glass made for the Rasulid sultans of the Yemen / Venetia Porter. --
The import and manufacture of glass in the territories of the Golden Horde / Mark Kramarovsky. --
Gregorio's Tale: or, Of enamelled glass production in Venice / Stefano Carboni. --
An enamelled beaker from Stralsund: a spectacular new find / Ingeborg Krueger. --
Islamic gilded and enamelled glass in nineteenth-century collections / Stephen Vernoit. --
Blue and other coloured translucent glass decorated with enamels: possible evidence for trade in cobalt-blue colourants / Julian Henderson. --
Composition and technology of Islamic enamelled glass of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries / Ian C. Freestone and Colleen P. Stapleton. --
Analyses of early enamelled Venetian glass: a comparison with Islamic glass / Marco Verità.
Responsibility: edited by Rachel Ward.

Abstract:

This is a volume of the collected papers given by 30 specialist contributors at an international conference held in the British Museum in April 1995. The focus is on the materials, techniques, iconography, patronage and trade of gilded and enamelled glass of 13th-15th century Egypt and Syria, as well as the origins of the technique in the Byzantine and early Islamic periods and its influence on production in Venice and other European sites between the 14th and 19th centuries. Contributors include archaeologists, art historians, historians, scientists, and glassmakers from Cairo, Jerusalem, St Petersburg, New York, Berlin, Bonn, Hamburg, Granada, Venice, Dublin, Sheffield, Bristol, Edinburgh, and London.

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