Aventurine - (Glass Lacquer)

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Aventurine - (Glass, Lacquer) Translucent Venetian glass, its surface spangled with small pieces of metal, like gold, copper, chromic oxide or silver. Aventurine Glass is named after the mineral Aventurine. Also: a term applied to small fragments of gold wire sprinkled over the surface of lacquer.

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