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A. D. Copier

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(b Leerdam, 11 Jan 1901; d Wassenaar, 19 Dec 1991).

Dutch glass designer. He worked at the royal glass factory in Leerdam (see Leerdam glass), where his father was head ...

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à la Façon de Venise

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Glass is said to be à la façon de Venise when it imitates the style of Venetian glass. Such glass was made from the late 16th century in the Netherlands, the Rhineland and by Giacomo...

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Abbotsford period

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Late 19th-century term for the heavy mock-Gothic furniture of the 1820s and 1830s, so-called from the name of Sir Walter Scott’s house; the style is now called ‘Scottish Baronial’, a term...

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Abraham Buzaglo

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(b 1716; d 1788). Moroccan iron-founder who settled in England in 1762. He invented an innovative three-tier cast-iron stove decorated with extravagant reliefs. His name was so strongly...

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Abraham Darby

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(1677–1717).

The founder of the great Shropshire iron industry, using local supplies of coal and iron. He was born in Worcestershire of a quaker family, apprenticed in Birmingham,...

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Abraham Dubois

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(b 1751; d 1811). American silversmith whose workshop in Philadelphia specialized in domestic silver in the Federal style.

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Abraham Helmhack

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(b 1654; d 1724). German Hausmaler, stained-glass artist, glass-enameller and glass-engraver. He painted religious scenes on Nuremberg faience, which before the establishment of the...

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Abraham Jansz van Diepenbeeck

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(b ’s Hertogenbosch, bapt 9 May 1596; d Antwerp, 31 Dec 1675).

Flemish glass-painter, draughtsman, painter and tapestry designer. Van Diepenbeeck trained in the ’s Hertogenbosch...

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Abraham Leihamer

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(b c. 1745; d 1774).

German faience painter. He worked at Rörstrand Ceramics Factory andMarieberg Factory, and then with his father-in-law Johann Buchwald at...

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Abraham-Louis Breguet

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(b 1747; d 1823). Swiss watch-maker. In 1762 Breguet left his native Neuchâtel for Paris, where he remained for the rest of his life except for a period in the early 1790s when he fled the...

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