Trick Glasses - Devious Drinking Devices
|Kitty Laméris; Marc Barreda
Delve into the world of Renaissance trick glasses with glass expert, Kitty Laméris and glass artist, Marc Barreda. Drawing from their extensive research on the subject, the authors explore the history, designs, and use of trick glasses that captivated Europe from the end of the 16th century. These cleverly crafted glasses were created for various drinking games, promoting a sense of togetherness, providing amusement, and encouraging inebriation. The glasses served as symbols of the creators' skills and the owners' wealth and status. Their ingenious designs made them technical masterpieces, showcasing the height of glassblowing capabilities of the time.
|328 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 30 cm, hb, English