When you are out and about shopping, you will run across a wide variety of glassware. Satin glass, Depression glass and Burmese glass—there are more than enough types of glassware to make your head spin. Here are some of the types of glass that you could run across at our favorite place to shop:
Peachblow glass—this is a late 19th century glassware that can be found either opaque and more often satinized. This type of art glass is graduated in color from shades of red or rose to a white color at the bottom. This glass is It is also never lined.
Glass etching—this type of glass comprises the techniques of creating art on the surface of the glass by applying an acidic, caustic, or even an abrasive substance. Traditionally, this is done after the glass is blown or cast (although the mold-etching form has replaced some forms of surface etching).
Cameo glass—this is a luxury form of glass that is produced by etching and carving through fused layers of differently colored glass. This will produce designs (one being a white opaque figure and motifs on a dark-colored background). Highly coveted pieces are examples that have more that three colors on them.
Peking glass—this is an overlay carved glass created by layering material around a core that is very similar to Cameo glass. This glass was created in Peking, China (hence the name). Peking glass is more often than not made with different colored layers of glass. This creates a contrasting look when the outer layers are carved away. In the late 19th century, glass companies in Czechoslovakia produced imitation Peking glass beads for them to use as costume jewelry pieces.
What other different types of glass have you run across?