Venetian Glass of the 1890s: Salviati at Stanford University
The Salviati Collection of Venetian glass was presented to the Leland Stanford Junior Museum, California, at the end of the 19th century by Maurizio ... Show synopsis The Salviati Collection of Venetian glass was presented to the Leland Stanford Junior Museum, California, at the end of the 19th century by Maurizio Camerino and Silvio Salviati. The gift, which encompasses virtually all the colors, styles and techniques marketed under the celebrated name, has been for the most part under wraps since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and is to be displayed for the first time. This collection forms the basis of this lavish book which accompanies its exhibition at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, California. 245 pieces are illustrated and described in this the most comprehensive publication on Salviati glass yet published. An introductory essay explores the art of Venetian glass blowing, a tradition that goes back more than a thousand years.