1466 (date of establishment)
The first documented glassmaker of the Colnet family was Jehan Colnet of Liege, who died in 1479. The family established the Quiquengrogne Glassworks in Thiérache, on the border of France and Belgium. Various family members worked in Flemish glass production through the late 18th century.
Hennezel d'Ormois, Comte de. Gentilshommes verriers de la Haute-Picardie, Charles-Fontaine. Nogent-le-Rotrou: Imp. Daupeley-Gouverneur, 1933. 263-287.
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Scope and Contents
This late 17th century manuscript traces the genealogy of one of the foremost families of Belgian glassmaking. In it, the "gentleman glassmaker" Jacques de Colnet attests to the noble lineage of the Colnet family, also known as the de Colnet or de Colinet family. The family's status as master glassmakers and its exemption from bourgeois taxation are traced back to the mid-15th century. The bulk of the manuscript is dated 1692; a 1698 addendum describes a marriage postdating the manuscript,...