|'The Mineral Silver' A. Neri, MS Ferguson 67
In late Renaissance Italy, the word conciatore was used to describe the specialist who refined the ingredients for glass and formulated the batch. In Neri’s case, this ranged from the celebrated Venetian style ‘cristallo’, to the swirling colors of ‘calcedonio’, to brilliant, sparkling imitation gems. The book visits his family, his friends and his associates to form a picture of a complex man, living in an extraordinary time.
After a decade researching Neri, I am anxious to share his story. I invite you to join me here, where on a regular basis I will post details of his life, his work and his philosophy. I hope to draw you into his world, and perhaps convince you that in many ways, his time was not so different from ours.
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