from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A style of European porcelain in which the figures are seen by transmitted light

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Porcelain impressed with figures which are made distinct by transmitted light, as in a lamp shade or when hung in a window.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A style of ornamentation adapted for lamps, decorative windows, and other transparencies, produced by impressing sheets of porcelain-glass, when in a soft state, with figures, which become visible by transmitted light.


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