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Itinerant Glassworkers: Itinerant Tradespeople

Introduction to library resources on itinerant glassworkers, also called fancy glassblowers, traveling glassmakers, etc. More information is available through the library catalog or by using the Rakow's Ask a Librarian service.


In addition to itinerant glassworkers, who entertained audiences with their flameworking/lampworking skills, tradespeople selling glassware or their services as glassmakers traveled to towns throughout Europe, the United States, and most likely other parts of the world. Listed below are a number of primary and secondary resources related to these tradespeople.

For a longer list of materials in the Rakow Library's collection, please inquire about our Glass Tradesmen: Craftsmen, Sellers, Peddlers, Hawkers bibliography.



Primary Sources

The Rakow Library has a number of prints depicting itinerant tradespeople in our collection. Find records for many of these prints in our online catalog.

Un vitrier / Ein Glaser, Augsburg, Germany : [s. n.], 1730. (CMGL 129851) Une verriere / Eine Glassmacherin, Martin Engelbrecht, Augsburg, Germany : [s. n.], 1730. (CMGL 129856) Un verrier / Ein Glassmacher, Martin Engelbrecht, Augsburg, Germany : [s. n.], 1730. (CMGL 129853)

Un vitrier / Ein Glaser,

Martin Engelbrecht, 1730.

(CMGL 129851)

Une verriere / Eine Glassmacherin,

Martin Engelbrecht, 1730.

(CMGL 129856)

Un verrier / Ein Glassmacher,

Martin Engelbrecht, 1730.

(CMGL 129853)

Femme de vitrier / Eine Glaserin

Femme de vitrier / Eine Glaserin, Martin Engelbrecht, 1730. (CMGL 129855)

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