Alabaster glass

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A decorative white glass with varying levels of translucency. Alabaster glass looks similar to opalescent glass except that it does not exhibit any refractive colors with transmitted light (Brady 1971). Although first made in Bohemia in the 19th century, it became popular in the U.S. when Carter prepared alabaster glass with an iridescent surface.

Synonyms and Related Terms

alabastrom (Esp.); vidro de alabastro (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 365
  • M. Doerner, The Materials of the Artist, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1934

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