What is verre églomisé?

Verre églomisé is the gilding of metal leaf on to the reverse of glass. Shown here are booklets of loose gold leaf.

Verre églomisé is the gilding of metal leaf on to the reverse of glass. Shown here are booklets of loose gold leaf.

The gilders knife, tip and cushion, used to cut and manipulate the leaf.

The gilders knife, tip and cushion, used to cut and manipulate the leaf.

The leaf goes on to the glass with gelatine.

The leaf goes on to the glass with gelatine.

Showing the leaf dried on the glass, creating a highly reflective surface.

Showing the leaf dried on the glass, creating a highly reflective surface.