Definitions for "Silver Stain"
Keywords:  nitrate, amber, stain, yellow, gamboge
A silver compound, usually silver nitrate, which produces a yellow- amber color when fired onto glass. Discovered in the 14th century.
Silver stain was fired onto clear glass to produce a translucent yellow - or any colour between murky brown and deep amber. It was discovered around the beginning of the fourteenth century, apparently in France, and was used sparingly at first, and then very creatively to produce local contrasts on coloured glass.
A glass stain made from silver nitrate. When fired onto the surface of glass it produces a yellow to orange color. Used extensively in European windows and many ecclesiastical panels throughout the world. It first came into use in the 14th century.