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You may wish to look at:

Page, Jutta-Annette. Beyond Venice: glass in Venetian style, 1500-1750. Corning, N.Y.: The Corning Museum of Glass ; New York: distributed by Hudson Hills Press, 2004. vi, 339 p.


It contains a chapter by Ignasi Doménech, "Spanish Facon de Venise Glass," pp. 85-141.

It begins: "During the 16th and 17th centuries, Muranese [Venetian] glassmaking techniques spread to glassworks on the Ibrian Peninsula. Catalonia and Castile were the two principle regions that produced facon de Venise glass. In the south, however, a number of glasshouses appropriated some elements from the Muranese tradition to develop their own types of glass while retaining techniques based on their Islamic roots. By the time of the Renaissance, most of southern Spain had been living under Islamic rule for 800 years, and this had resulted in a sophisticated material culture. That culture was directly associated with the glassworks of the eastern Mediterranean, where, in the Middle Ages, the most exquisite glass wares were produced (Glass of the Sultans, 2000, p. 203)."

Jutta-Annette Page's "Introduction" pp. 3-19 describes the movement of Venetian glassmakers to other countries.