The Orsoni Smalti Veneziani Colour Library is the kind of library I would want to work in. None of the libraries I worked at had this kind of visual exuberance! The Orsoni Factory traces its history back to Angelo Orsoni, a glass worker in Venice, who had the idea to bring a sample panel of smalti to the Paris Exposition of 1889. I had seen photos of this panel, but did not realize it was a utilitarian sampler. The centerpiece of this World’s Fair was the Eiffel Tower, but I am partial to chunks of glass.
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