Fact No. 227. (Published on 8/31/2005)

Figured Glass

"Glass that is generally produced by the rolled process (see 'rolled glass'). The surface of the rollers used carry the pattern or design to be 'imprinted' in the glass as it passes between them. The process gives the glass a textured surface on one or both sides. The surface finish may be both decorative and functional. Apart from the huge variety of patterns possible, figured glass can also offer light dispersion and glare reduction characteristics. Also known as ‘patterned or obscure glass’."

- Metropolitan Glass Glossary

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