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A type of Venetian glass, having designs resembling lace.
- ‘He refers to his signature work as lace glass, a 17th century Venetian technique characterized by a symmetrical black grid pattern on clear glass, with minute air bubbles centered in each opening.’
- ‘I was strongly impressed by the beauty of lace glass especially.’
- ‘By the 16th century, turning from enamel, glass blowers were getting their effect from glass alone, embedding canes of opaque white glass to form latticelike patterns, or trapping pockets of air between the rods of glass to make Venice's famed lace glass.’
- ‘Many of the bowls I have made lately are experiments in the use of this lace glass.’
- ‘The so-called lace glass has a sheen like silver, and appears to be covered with frosty stars.’
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