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English glass

English Glass

Venetian glass was so fashionable in Elizabethan England that it was effecting the balance of trade. As a result, in 1575, a law was passed banning its importation. Instead, a monopoly was granted to Jacope Verelini, a Venetian-born glassmaker, to manufacture Venetian-style glass in England. This Anglo-Venetian glass was fragile, contained microscopic air bubbles and […]  Continue Reading »