Agate glass

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Description

A variegated glass made to imitate the colored band patterns of natural agate. Agate glass is made by layering different colored glasses, usually of varying thickness, then fusing them into a single block. The cross section of the block is then cut or ground to simulate natural agate.

Synonyms and Related Terms

vidro de √°gata (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Henry Hodges, Artifacts: An Introduction to Early Materials and Technology, Ronald P. Frye, Kingston, Canada, 1988

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