Decorative Glass-working that involves Etching and Engraving a Glass Surface.
Glass etching comprises the techniques of creating art on the surface of glass by applying acidic, caustic, or abrasive substances.
The removal of minute amounts of glass causes the characteristic rough surface and translucent quality of Frosted Glass.
The Romans were well known for their skills and techniques in Glass Engraving.
Romans had begun to produce the first colorless glasses with engraved patterns, figures, and scenes.
During the 1850’s, .. Acid Etching becomes popular (first discovered in Sweden 1771).
Abrasive ‘Sand Blasting’, started in the 1870’s.
... even though the technology has changed, the visual effects of Etched and Engraved Glass continues.