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acorn cup

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Covered silver cup shaped like the cupulate involucre in which the acorn grows, usually mounted on a botanical stem. Acorn cups were popular in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

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agate glass

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

An imitation of agate made by blending molten glass of two or more colours. The technique was known in antiquity and revived in late fifteenth-century Venice and Germany.

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Alcaraz

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Spanish centre of carpet production in Murcia. Alcaraz was one of the two principal centres (together with Cuenca) of carpet production in 15th- and 16th-century Spain. The hand-knotted...

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Antonio Barili

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(b 1453; d 1516).

Italian intarsia designer, civil engineer, architect and engraver, was a native of Siena. From 1483 to 1502 he worked in Siena Cathedral, providing carving and...

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Antwerp-Louvre school

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Modern name for a group of unidentified workshops that produced embossed parade armours and shields for the court of Henry II in the third quarter of the 16th century. Some ...

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apostle spoon

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

Small silver spoons manufactured in England and Germany from the late fifteenth to the late seventeenth centuries. The tops of the handles were each shaped into the figure of an ...

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Bianchi

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A type of maiolica covered with a thick white glaze. Bianchi ware was often extravagantly shaped and pierced but tended to be lightly decorated, usually in blue and orange. The ...

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Cafaggiolo pottery

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

In 1498 Stefano and Piero Di Filippo, who had been trained as potters in Montelupo, acquired a pottery housed in the outbuildings of the Medici Villa at Cafaggiolo. The finest ...

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Columbine cup

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Silver goblet shaped like a columbine flower. They were manufactured in Nuremberg in the 16th century (they were first mentioned in 1513), often by candidates applying for admission to the...

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Cristóbal de Augusta

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(c.1569–84),

Spanish potter, born in Estella (Navarre). He moved to Seville, where in 1569 he married the daughter of a potter who manufactured maiolica tiles. From 1577 to 1584 he...

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