Glossary


F.N.A.

French new antique glass, a machine-drawn antique glass.

F.N.A.

French new antique glass, a machine-drawn antique glass.

F.S.A.

French semi-antique, a machine-drawn antique glass.

F.S.A.

French semi-antique, a machine-drawn antique glass.

Facade

The front of a building.

Facade

The front of a building.

Faceted Glass

Faceted glass windows are constructed from 1 inch thick slabs of stained glass called dallies. Dallies are cut to fit the artist's cartoon using a glass cutter, a chipping hammer and an anvil. In some cases, a special saw is used on intricate cuts. After all these pieces of glass are cut and the… (more)

Faceted Glass

Faceted glass windows are constructed from 1 inch thick slabs of stained glass called dallies. Dallies are cut to fit the artist's cartoon using a glass cutter, a chipping hammer and an anvil. In some cases, a special saw is used on intricate cuts. After all these pieces of glass are cut and the granules are spread, a liquid epoxy resin is poured between the pieces of glass. Finally, granules are spread over the top of the epoxy. After allowing enough time to set up, the epoxy will harden leaving a very durable, strong art glass panel.

Favrile

Iridescent glass patented by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the 1880s, produced by the exposure of hot glass to metallic fumes and oxides.

Favrile

Iridescent glass patented by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the 1880s, produced by the exposure of hot glass to metallic fumes and oxides.

Fenestration

The arrangement of windows in a structure.

Fenestration

The arrangement of windows in a structure.

Fillet

A thin strip, or border of glass.

Fillet

A thin strip, or border of glass.

Fixed Window

A window permanently fastened to the frame.

Fixed Window

A window permanently fastened to the frame.

Flashed Glass

Sheet glass, usually clear, with a thin layer of colored glass on one side.

Flashed Glass

Sheet glass, usually clear, with a thin layer of colored glass on one side.

Flemish Glass

Clear cathedral glass with a large wavelike pattern on both sides.

Flemish Glass

Clear cathedral glass with a large wavelike pattern on both sides.