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Venetian glass

noun
1.
ornamental glassware of the type made at Venice, especially that from the island of Murano.
Origin of Venetian glass
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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Examples from the Web for Venetian glass
Historical Examples
  • Another way is to take two unciae of ore, a semi-uncia of litharge, two drachmae of Venetian glass and a semi-uncia of saltpetre.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • The splendid chandelier of Venetian glass is the sole reminder of a previous reign.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • There is suspended a very rich central candelabrum of Venetian glass in many colors.

    Travels in South Kensington Moncure Daniel Conway
  • The finest glass is made in Tuscany and Venetia; Venetian glass is often coloured and of artistic form.

  • Venetian glass is a soda-lime glass; Bohemian glass is a potash-lime glass.

  • The supper was served on a small round table, with a costly service of china and Venetian glass.

    The Little Schoolmaster Mark J. H. Shorthouse
  • As further evidence of the effect of patronage on art, a case in point is found in the manufacture of Venetian glass.

    The Violin George Hart
  • To Magdalen Fay's present joy seemed like a bit of Venetian glass on the extreme edge of a cabinet at a child's elbow.

    Prisoners Mary Cholmondeley
  • He carried the open letter up-stairs, and found Natalie in the drawing-room, dusting some pieces of Venetian glass.

    Sunrise William Black
  • “Just so,” replied the chiffonier, tossing off his draught from an ornament of Venetian glass.

British Dictionary definitions for Venetian glass

Venetian glass

noun
1.
fine ornamental glassware made in or near Venice, esp at Murano
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