Ampollina

An ampollina is a vessel similar in purpose to the Amphora, but smaller in size. This example has a handle, spout, small flameworked flowers, and a gold-leaf edge. Learn more about this object in The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking by William Gudenrath http://renvenetian.cmog.org/object/ampollina

The Venetian glass industry enjoyed a golden age during the Renaissance. By the early 1500s, the wonders of Venetian glass were well known throughout western Europe. Not well known, however, was how these objects were made. Until now. The result of 30+ years of research by William Gudenrath, The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking – http://renvenetian.cmog.org – presents 35 complete reconstructions of Venetian glassmaking techniques through detailed 360˚ photography and high-definition video.

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