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Margaretologist 11(2) Issue 26 1998 (2 of 2)

The Venetian Bead Story

Part 1: History

Page 1 of 4

Frontispiece of the 1889 Latin edition of Neri's L'Arte Vetraria, published in Amsterdam. It shows a typical glass furnace of the time.

From Robert J. Charleston 1978 1. Glass Furnaces Through the Ages, Journal of Glass Studies 20, p. 17.

16th century glass furnace from De Re Metallica by Georgius Agricola, 1556.

Close-up of the picture above showing a mold for a glass gather. Somewhat deeper ones are used to build chevron beads.

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