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Overlay

Overlay technique involved encasing a paperweight in one or more layers of opaque or translucent glass, and then grinding away circular or oval windows called printies. The process was invented in the effort to imitate the layered glass on the famous Portland Vase.

Double Overlay with Millefiori Mushroom Double Overlay with Mushroom Overlay with Garland Millefiori Overlay with Upright Bouquet Turquoise Overlay Encased Overlay with Upright Bouquet Turquoise Overlay on Garland Millefiori Red Overlay Emerald Green Overlay Green Overlay Turquoise Overlay Turquoise Overlay (side view) Turquoise Overlay Mushroom Millefiori

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