Glass etching comprises the techniques of creating art on the surface of glass by applying acidic, caustic, or abrasive substances. Traditionally this is done after the glass is blown or cast, although mold-etching has replaced some forms of surface etching. The removal of minute amounts of glass causes the characteristic rough surface and translucent quality of frosted glass.
Developed in the mids, acid-etched glass became popular for its ability to shield patrons in drinking establishments from view while letting in natural light. Victorian and Edwardian homes quickly adopted the look, and today, etched designs appear on windows, mirrors, even glassware. As the chemicals needed to achieve this frosted effect have become less toxic, etching glass has turned into an ideal project for DIYers looking to personalize their homes.
Custom etched glassstained glass and carved glass for gun cabinets, restaurant partitions, church, office and home. We create the finest, detailed, etched gun cabinet glass available. Each door is hand drawn with a complete wildlife game scene to bring the thrill of the hunt to your own gun cabinet.
The homeowner is dedicated to reusing artful salvage and, in fact, had amassed a tidy collection of building elements, including stained-glass panels, which he had stored away. Having added a conservatory to the back of his turn-of-the-century Victorian cottage, he wanted to close off the new room from the original front entry hall and back stairs, but a traditional swinging door would cause wasted space. Aha—a sliding pocket door would do the trick—one door to the entryway and the other to the stairs. He thought of his salvaged treasures: a glowing cranberry-glass pane with an etched stork motif, and another set of Aesthetic Movement panels painted with period motifs including an owl and moon.
As well as Tiffany reproduction lamps and stained glass lamp repair. Please visit our Photo Gallery to view samples of our work. To the Pecors, the difference between old and new is crystal clear…nothing compares to the beauty of stained, etched or beveled glass.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. A magnificent Victorian lead light, stained glass and pine door surround with doors second half 19th century, with a demi-lune transom featuring a portrait roundel and branches of fruit in a turquoise and autumnal palette, with conforming side panels, the. The Continental Hotel, SorrentoVictoria: Original leadlight window from the dining room with tallship motif, late 19th century.
The process of etching creates a frosted finish with delicate shapes and patterns etched into the glass. It was invented in the Victorian era and was first seen in public houses and bars, giving a feeling of exclusivity and luxuriousness. By the end of the Victorian period manufacturing etched glass was refined with new processes such as 'brilliant cutting' glass using a large rotating wheel.