Latticinio. noun.

The word latticinio is Italian, perhaps not surprisingly, and it refers to an opaque, white glass first produced in Venice during the Renaissance. It is often used in thread form to decorate clear glass pieces. The glass typically features a lacy ornament created by the inclusion of thin white threads of white and/or colored glass.



The piece shown here is a fine latticinio font kerosene stand lamp, made circa 1870, featuring 18 spiraling white stripes, a brass stem and marble base. It sold for $1 725 at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates' lamps sale (mostly miniatures) held March 12 in Mt. Crawford, Va.

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