Definition of lead glass in English:

lead glass

Syllabification: lead glass
Pronunciation: /ˌled ˈglas


  • Glass containing a substantial proportion of lead oxide, making it more refractive. Also called lead crystal.
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    • The chosen pieces show the versatility of the medium in the broad range of techniques used - blowing and sandblasting, hot and cold casting, engraving, pate de verre, stained and lead glass.
    • Developments in glass technology in the late seventeenth century, particularly the use of lead glass, offered, for the first time, a medium of unsurpassed clarity.
    • In England high-quality lead glass was not available until George Ravenscroft introduced it in the third quarter of the seventeenth century.

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