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Drinking Tazza, Spain, 1600-1699. Bequest of Jerome Strauss. 79.3.489.           

You may wish to look into the book by Jutta-Annette Page,  Beyond Venice: glass in Venetian style, from 2004.  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 Iberian 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. There are is an article from 2011 titled, Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style 1500-1750, and a page on our Beyond Venice exhibition from 2004-2005. 

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