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Agate glass [Ger. Schmelzglas; It. calcedonio]locked

  • Gordon Campbell


Striped-pattern glass in which the coloured bands resemble those of natural agate. The bands are created by mixing molten glass of two or more colours. The technique was known in Classical antiquity and was revived in 15th-century Venice and Germany.

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