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art glass

(in the late 19th and early 20th centuries) any of the several varieties of glass using combinations of colors, special effects of opaqueness and transparency, etc., to create an aesthetic effect.
any of the objects made of such glass, as lamps, vases, and the like.
Origin of art glass
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The shade is made of wood glued up and has art glass fitted in rabbets cut on the inner edges.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • The effect of plain glazing depends entirely on the arrangement of the lead lines and the art glass.

  • Rabbet these pieces sufficient to allow the art glass to set in on the back sides and be fastened—about 1/4 in.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor

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