Luster

Luster

Luster

(1) A shiny metallic effect made by painting the surface with metallic oxides that have been dissolved in acid and mixed with an oily medium. Firing in oxygen- free conditions at a temperature of about 1150°F (600°C) causes the metal to deposit in a thin film that, after cleaning, has a distinctive shiny surface. Strictly speaking, this process is a form of staining. (2) A glass lighting device, such as a candelabrum or candlestick, decorated with hanging prismatic drops.

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