René Jules Lalique was a French glass designer known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewelry, chandeliers, clocks and automobile hood ornaments. In the 1920s, he became noted for his distinct work in the Art Deco style, with strongly colored, organic objects. Frosted glass is made by the sandblasting or acid etching of a clear sheet of glass. It has the effect of rendering the glass translucent by scattering light during transmission, thus blurring images while still transmitting light. This process forms an uneven surface, imitating what "frosting" would look like on smooth surfaces.