Definition of verre églomisé in English:

verre églomisé


  • [mass noun] Glass decorated on the back with engraved gold or silver leaf or paint.

    • ‘Sandl is famous for its colorful verre églomisé (mostly with religious and traditional themes).’
    • ‘The hood has dentile moulding, brass corinthians and verre églomisé panels beneath the swan necks.’
    • ‘The rest was done by the distributors who enabled verre églomisé painting to become a lucrative trade.’


Early 20th century: French, from verre glass + églomisé, from Glomy, the name of an 18th-century Parisian picture-framer.


verre églomisé

/vɛː ˌeɪɡlɒmiːˈzeɪ//French vɛʀ eɡlɔmize/