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Schwarzlot is a decoration of transparent black enamel in a linear style on porcelain or glass. A German decorative style practiced in the 17th and 18th centuries, designs done in schwarzlot typically feature battle scenes, landscapes, or scenes from mythology.

For more information:

Klesse, Brigitte and Hans Mayr.  European glass from 1500-1800 : the Ernesto Wolf collection. Vienna : Kremayr & Scheriau, 1987.

Edwards, Geoffrey. Art of glass : glass in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.  Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria : South Yarra : Macmillan, 1998.

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