Cased Glass - (Glass) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Cased Glass - (Glass) Two or more layers of different colored glass that has been bonded together. Cased or Flashed or Overlay Glass Layers of different colored glass laid over a basis of clear glass to which had been applied a thick opaque-white coating. Oblique cutting revealed geometric or otherwise decorative designs; sometimes engraving and deep cutting was an added embellishment. The Romans possessed such a technique; the Bohemian glassmakers made a great deal of cased glass in the nineteenth century; but it was never better done than in England from 1845.

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