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If you know of a Salviati architectural mosaic that is not yet included on this site, or if you would like to send additional information/pictures for an existing entry, then you can send an email to: rsk4(at)georgetown(dot)edu

Feel free to contact me if you are not sure whether a mosaic work is a Salviati. I'll be happy to help!

Some things to keep in mind regarding Salviati mosaics:
Antonio Salviati was not a glassmaker himself. Trained as a lawyer, he used his keen business sense to seek out and partner with master glassmakers and mosaicists like Lorenzo Radi.
Radi developed a revolutionary method for both making enamel mosaics and applying them. His process made more colorful and durable smalti, which was then pre-made in Venice, shipped to a site, and set in large sections rather than by individual tesserae. This made the work less expensive and much faster.
The Salviati name has been used in various forms and iterations since the 1850s, but it is synonymous with quality glassware that was somehow associated with Antonio Salviati.
Salviati’s firms manufactured mosaic scenes based on cartoons by their in-house designers; copies of existing works (either paintings, frescoes or mosaics); or new designs specifically created by contemporary artists such as Edward Burne-Jones, by architects like G.G. Scott, and by commissions from other craftsmen such as their competitors in the mosaic field Clayton and Bell.
Salviati mosaics can be found on all six habitable continents: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa.
Salviati mosaics can be found in and on churches, public buildings, government buildings, as well as private residences.