It is in Decorated style, and has one of the loftiest spires in England.
The British Museum possesses a fine fibula of silver decorated with a simple pattern in niello and thin plates of repousse gold.
It is often decorated with a fringed border from top to bottom.
The church of St John the Baptist, founded in 1050, contains some portions of Norman architecture, the remainder being Decorated and Perpendicular.
The interior is magnificently decorated with mosaics, mural paintings and statuary, chiefly the work of local artists.
At present the magnificent council chambers for the different legislative bodies of the Venetian republic and the state apartments of the doges are richly decorated with gilt carving and panelling in the style of the later Renaissance.
Other interesting buildings are the orphanage (1616), containing some 17th and 18th century portraits and ancient leather hangings; the weigh-house (1559), the upper story of which was once used by the Surgeons' Gild, several of the windowpanes (dating chiefly from about 1640), being decorated with the arms of various members; the former mint (r61 I); and the ancient assembly-house of the dike-reeves of Holland and West Friesland.
From that time forward the Arita factories turned out large quantities of porcelain profusely decorated with blue under the glaze and colored enamels over it.
The exterior walls are decorated with groups of figures of coloured stucco, illustrative of events connected with Thorvaldsen's life.
The doorway of one room (now in Berlin Museum) was decorated with polychrome glazed tiles with the name of King Neterkhet.