Download PDF by Julia deWolf Addison: Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages

By Julia deWolf Addison

An outline of Medieval Workmanship
In numerous of the Departments of Applied
Art, including a few Account of
Special Artisans within the Early Renaissance

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He was succeeded by Hezilo, and many other pupils. men made the beautiful corona of the cathedral, These of or which I give an illustration in detail. chandeliers circular hung cathedrals in the Middle Ages. in Great coronas the naves of The many finest specimen this at Hildesheim, the magnificent ring of which twenty feet across, as it of rods and balls in the set around posed to suggest the Heavenly Jerusalem with mansions. The detail is hangs suspended by a system form of chains. It has twelve and twelve small ones large towers is it, its sup- many There are sockets for seventy-two candles.

2 Arts and Crafts in the situdes " Among given by Pliny: is IVIiddle Ages the Dardoe the ants are as large as Egyptian wolves, and cat coloured. " Another legend relates to the blessed through whose intercession special grace to have been granted to slave in his youth. An all smiths. St. is Patrick, supposed St. Patrick old legend tells that " was a one time a wild boar came rooting in the field, and brought up a lump of gold and Patrick brought it to a tinker, and the tinker said, "It is nothing but solder.

Then, to ornament the vase, it was filled with pitch, and the design traced on the outside. When it was after that, the neck necessary to beat up the ornament from within, the vase was cleared out, and inverted upon the point of a " long snarling-iron," fastened in an anvil stock, and beaten so that the point should indent from within. The vase would often have to be filled with pitch and emptied in this manner several times in the course of its construction, Benvenuto sonaUties of Cellini all time.

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