Large metal spoon with a half-sphere-shaped end that is used to extract molten glass from the crucible. Usually, the molten glass is used for piastra works. In glassmaking terms it is a large ladle (in Tuscany it is called in fact, romaiolo), like a large metal spoon, shaped like a meza bala (half...
The term liuli entered the Chinese arts and crafts taxonomy after contacts with the Western Regions in Chinese Central Asia during the Han dynasty. Written in various homophonic characters, liuli is most frequently encountered in Chinese texts as referring to opaque glass or gemstones, but it can mean ‘glaze’ or anything with...
- September 2023