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art glass

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  1. (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.
  2. any of the objects made of such glass, as lamps, vases, and the like.

Origin of art glass

First recorded in 1925–30
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  • I bathed my hands in inconceivable riches of beauty such as no art-glass worker has ever produced.

    The Silent Bullet

    Arthur B. Reeve