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Smalti (the plural of smalto) are specilised mosaic tesserae made from richly coloured glass. Originally developed for Byzantine mosaics, the glass contains metal oxides which produce an almost infinite range of colour possibilities. The molten glass is poured into flat slabs which are then broken into individual smalti with rough, irregular surfaces that may be pitted with air bubbles.
Smalti is made and is sold in a Pizza 
Ravenna, or “B” cut smalti is larger and more irregularly shaped than normal cut smalti. It is commonly used in more contemporary mosaic projects.
Piastrina is a cut of smalti that is square and very regular in shape and flatness. 
Ravenna, or “B” cut smalti is larger and more irregularly shaped than normal cut smalti. It is commonly used in more contemporary mosaic projects. 
For gold or silver Smalti, a thin layer of gold leaf can be embedded in smalti to produce gold tesserae.
Smalti mosaics are normally ungrouted.