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pâte de verre

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pâte de verre


Refers to glass created by a technique in which ground glass is made into a paste and molded into a vessel or figure, and then the design is refined by carving. Glass created by this method was known in ancient times and revived in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, notably in the studio of glass and jewelry designer, René Lalique.

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