Verre églomisé

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Verre églomisé

(French) A decorative technique in which gold or silver leaf is applied to the back side of a piece of glass, engraved, and protected by varnish, metal foil, or another piece of glass. The name is derived from the French mirror and picture framer Jean-Baptiste Glomy (d. 1786). Decoration of this type, however, had been made since the 13th century, and the term reverse foil engraving is preferable.

Alternate Spellings: 
verre-églomisé
verre églomisés
verre eglomise
Term Variations: 
Eglomisé