Definition of Millefiori

1. Noun. A decorative glassware technique using a mosaic of coloured beads ¹



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Definition of Millefiori

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Millefiori

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1. General Notions of Chemistry by Théophile Jules Pelouze, Edmond Fremy (1854)
"millefiori (mosaic glass). The glass called millefiori is similar, as to its preparation, to the Venitian glass. It is composed of small flowers, or stars, ..."

2. Karanòg: The Romano-Nubian Cemetery by Leonard Woolley, David Randall-MacIver (1910)
"Thirteen pear-shaped pendants of millefiori (marbled) glass, separated by groups of three ... Two large spheroid millefiori beads, check-board pattern, ..."

3. The Pleasures of Collecting by Gardner Callahan Teall (1920)
"The millefiori glass of yesterday and to-day offers to the collector a fascinating study. It is the "Glass of a Thousand Flowers," a pretty name the ..."

4. Enamelling: A Comparative Account of the Development and Practice of the Art by Lewis Foreman Day (1907)
"The band of white flowers on a blue ground (C) is similarly made up of little sections of "millefiori" patterned glass. The outer border (D), which shows a ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1872)
"Cavour greatly exaggerated the influence of the Countess de millefiori, and he committed a capital mistake, in my opinion in opposing himself to an ..."

6. A Manual of Historic Ornament, Treating Upon the Evolution, Tradition, and by Richard Glazier (1906)
"Greece seems to have imported most of her glass from Phoenicia, but the Romans carried on the tradition, producing fine MOSAIC or millefiori. ..."

7. The Arts in Early England by Gerard Baldwin Brown (1915)
"3, ' millefiori' bead, f in. in diameter at right angles to axis, from Chessell Down, ... 4, Roman glass bowl in 'millefiori' technique, British Museum. ..."

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