Definition of cameo glass in English:

cameo glass


mass noun
  • Decorative glass consisting of layers of different colours, the outermost being cut away to leave a design in relief.

    ‘the Portland Vase is the most exquisite surviving example of cameo glass’
    • ‘Made possible by the David Berg Foundation, the exhibition briefly treats related mediums such as cameo glass, explains the differences between cameos and intaglios, and addresses the faking of cameos.’
    • ‘The Portland Vase, a Roman cameo glass vase dating from the 1st century BC, was smashed by a drunken visitor to the British Museum.’
    • ‘The use of cameo glass is rare, but not unique in Tiffany's mosaic work.’
    • ‘Demand for the more expensive English cameo glass produced in the Stourbridge glassworks has been static for years.’
    • ‘In the latter, Emile Galle studied and imitated Islamic and other historical models before embarking on an independent course, producing sculptural and coloristic effects in cameo glass that translated a personal vision.’