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Offline Max

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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2006, 04:39:41 PM »
Hmm...I always thought that pate de verre was ...er...chopped up glass, kind of reconstituated.  I'm thinking now that that is probably a little far off the mark.   :oops:

Edit:  Thanks for making me look it up Frank.  :D  It's powdered glass put in a plaster mould, which is then fused in a kiln.  Courtesy Ivo.   :wink:

I bet I was the only person not to really know that.  :oops:  :oops:
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2006, 05:18:13 PM »
That is the English use, it is also applied to other glass such as Schneider cameo in French catalogues of the period.
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2006, 08:55:16 PM »
The French often use P√Ęte-de-verre colloquially and erroneously for anything opaque and matte. The use of the word in the Schneider catalogue is wrong, and was wrong at the time.

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2006, 10:06:27 PM »
It is not in a Scneider catalogue, in fact it appears in many retailer catalogues including one selling Schneider from 1920's through to modern times.

Thanks for the explanation Ivo.
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