Glassmaking in renaissance Italy: The innovation of venetian cristallo

@article{Mccray1998GlassmakingIR,
  title={Glassmaking in renaissance Italy: The innovation of venetian cristallo},
  author={W. Patrick Mccray},
  journal={JOM},
  year={1998},
  volume={50},
  pages={14-19}
}
ConclusionThe incremental incorporation of new processing steps in the 1450s allowed Venetian cristallo glass to be made in response to perceived consumer demand. The purification of the alume catino ash was the key that allowed cristallo production in the 15th and 16th centuries. However, other steps were involved: the careful selection of a source for SiO2, the addition of the proper amount of MnO, the use of a fritting process to overcome the limitations imposed by the temperatures… 
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