In focus: An Important Antique Italian Marble Center Table

antique Italian marble center table

An important antique Italian marble center table & the grandeur of its patrons William Montagu Hay, 10th Marquess of Tweeddale (b. 1826 – d. 1911) Prior to 1878, Hay was known as Lord William Montagu Hay. Born in Scotland in 1826, he was appointed a member of the Bengal Civil Service in British India, and […]

History of Murano Glass

Vetro a fili glass with lattimo and blue canes on a lining of colourless glass throughout, except for a colourless glass merese; mould-blown features.

Glass production in Murano, an island in the Venetian Lagoon, dates back to the 13th century. In 1291, the Venetian Republic ordered all glassmakers to move their furnaces to Murano in order to prevent fires in Venice, as glassmaking was a dangerous and highly flammable process. This move also allowed the Republic to closely monitor […]