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Swiss, 18th century, female.

Born 23 March 1706, in Switzerland, in 1702 according to some sources; died 1760, in 1750 according to some sources.

Glass painter. Figures.

She was the last representative of the glass painters who did so much work in Switzerland. Her works, generally of biblical or historical subjects, are generally monogrammed: ...

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Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 15 August 1666, in Sursee; died 1740.

Painter, glass painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes. Glass painting.

He was the most distinguished member of his family, and examples of his work - generally subjects taken from history or the Old Testament - are not uncommon. He also painted genre scenes....

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Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 13 June 1670, in Sursee; died 1740.

Glass painter.

Brother of Hans Peter Abesch and Barbara Abesch, whom he assisted in their work.

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French, 16th – 18th century, male.

Glass painters.

Originally from Argentan; active mainly in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Gordon Campbell

Spiral of air bubbles used for decorative effect in the stem of a wine-glass, popular in English glasses from the 18th century.

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Ellen Paul Denker

American glass manufacturer of German birth. He was associated with his brother’s mirror-glass factory in the town of Grünenplan before his venture to make table wares and utility glass in America began in 1784. With backing from investors in Bremen, Germany, Amelung brought 68 glass craftsmen and furnace equipment to the USA. He purchased an existing glasshouse near Frederick, MD, along with ...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Glass painter.

In 1759, M. E. de Angelis produced stained glass windows for a Protestant church in Amsterdam. His signature is found on an Annunication.

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born 1702, in Groningen; died 1750.

Painter, glass painter, decorative artist. Figure compositions, portraits.

Johannes Antiquus studied glass painting with Gerard van der Veen and worked for a number of years in this field. He then placed himself under the direction of Jan Abel Wassenbergh, a distinguished painter of historical portraits, remaining with him for several years. Thereafter, Antiquus went to France, where he worked mainly as a portrait painter; however, his urge to visit Italy cut short his time in Paris. In Italy, he stayed mainly in Florence, where he was employed by the grand dukes of Tuscany for six years. His principal work was an important composition depicting the fall of the race of giants. When he returned to Holland he was very warmly received. The Prince of Orange commissioned him to decorate Het Loo Palace, for which he produced a large work showing ...

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Active in Toledo.

Glass painter.

Aparicio Moreno painted glass in Toledo and León in around 1773.

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Liana Paredes-Arend

French glassworks. In 1764 Monseigneur de Montmorency-Laval, Bishop of Metz, petitioned Louis XV to have a glassworks built at Baccarat, near Lunéville, in order to make use of his vast forests. The factory was initially directed by Antoine Renault and was called the Verreries de Sainte-Anne because Renault requested permission to build a chapel so that the workers could attend their religious obligations. At first the factory produced soda glass for household and industrial purposes. In ...

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Rosa Barovier Mentasti

Italian family of glassmakers. The family are recorded as working in Murano, Venice, as early as 1324, when Iacobello Barovier and his sons Antonio Barovier and Bartolomeo Barovier (b Murano, ?1315; d Murano, ?1380) were working there as glassmakers. The line of descent through ...

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Active in Solothurnc.1722-1730.

Glass painter.

Urs Joseph Barthlimé's only known work is the shield in the book of the guild's coats of arms.

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German draughtsman and painter. Kilian, his earliest biographer, stated that after training as a blacksmith with his father, he learnt the art of glass painting in Salzburg. Following travels through Austria, Hungary and Italy, Baumgartner was authorized in late 1733 to live in Augsburg, on condition that he only worked as a glass painter....

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Grenoble.

Glass painter.

Mentioned in Maignien's Artists of Grenoble.

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K. Somervell

English family of glassware enamellers. In 1760 William Beilby (1705–65), a goldsmith, moved his family from Durham to Newcastle upon Tyne, where his son Ralph Beilby (1743–1817) worked as a heraldic engraver. In 1755 William Beilby jr (1740–1819) was apprenticed to the Birmingham enameller ...

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Gordon Campbell

Type of semi-opaque glass similar to lattimo. The milky colour was achieved by adding the ash of calcinated bone powder to the glaze mix. It was produced in the late 18th century and early 19th in the glasshouses of Bohemia and Thuringia, often with enamel decoration....

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Gordon Campbell

English glasscutter. He sold cut glass and mirrors from his London shop from c. 1740. In about 1756 he became the first Englishman to use a water-powered cutting wheel, using the Ravensbourne river at Lewisham to drive iron lapidary and glass-cutting wheels.

A. Werner: ‘Thomas Betts: An 18th Century Glasscutter’, ...

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Walter Spiegl

Glass manufactory in Brandenburg. The first Brandenburg glassworks was established in 1602 by Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (reg 1598–1608), and was run by Bohemian glassmakers. The earliest products included coloured and marbled glass. In 1607 the factory was transferred to Marienwalde, near Küstrin (now Kostrzyn, Poland), and another factory was built in ...

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Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active between 1682 and 1711.

Born to a family originally from Sursee.

Glass painter.

Léonce Léontius Bucher became a citizen of Fribourg and a member of the Fribourg Guild of St Luke.

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French, 18th century, male.

Glass painter.

Active in Nantes in 1743.