THE TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS "GLASS BELL"
The "glass bell" is a blown glass artwork used to shelter fragile and precious traditional objects such as watches, china-wares, short religious statues. For that usage it was named "coperta" (cover, shelter) in the glassworkers language.
Its usage goes back to the XVIII century, but it became one of the most popular items in southern Italy in the following century, as to distinguish those times furnitures.
The complete full-range visibility supported its circulation and diffusion so much that it substiuted trifles, shrines and other religious subjects containers in the immediate future.
The glass which it was made of, mostly white and crystalline, has sometimes showed plain pink, green, light blue colouring.