One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Glass decorated on the back with engraved gold or silver leaf or paint.
- ‘The hood has dentile moulding, brass corinthians and verre églomisé panels beneath the swan necks.’
- ‘Sandl is famous for its colorful verre églomisé (mostly with religious and traditional themes).’
- ‘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.
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