1) The glass is placed in a reducing flame to reduce oxides near the surface to their metallic state.
2) The glass in placed in a sealed container with metallic salt fumes. Stannous chloride is most often used.
3) The glass is painted with a thin metallic luster paint then fired. The metallic luster paint was composed of a metallic salt in a natural resin binder.
Iridescent glass was used by Tiffany and other art glass companies. The most popular type of iridescent glass was mother-of-pearl. It was made with a thin coating of bismuth.
Synonyms and Related Terms
iriserend glas (Ned.); vidro iridescente (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996