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Borgo Pinti (Part II)

28 April 2017

Palazzo Ximenes Panciatichi da Sangallo, 68 Borgo Pinti, Florence. Antonio Neri spent his childhood on Borgo Pinti in Florence. Although he would come to live and work in different...

Borgo Pinti

26 April 2017

Palazzo Marzichi Lenzi, FlorenceFormer home to famed glassmaker Antonio Neri Located at 27 Borgo Pinti in Florence, the Neri house still stands today. It is now known as the...

Cross Pollination

24 April 2017

Throughout the Renaissance, Florence Italy was famous for its artistic output. Names like Donatello, Michelangelo and Giambologna graced the tongues of patrons across Europe. But the...


21 April 2017

Antique Apothecary jars, cobalt blue glass. As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens,...