What is verre églomisé? March 16, 2016 Verre églomisé 1: The gilding of metal leaf on to the reverse of glass. Booklets of loose gold leaf. Verre églomisé 2: The gilder’s knife, tip and cushion, used to cut and manipulate the leaf. Verre églomisé 3: The leaf is applied to the glass with gelatine. Verre églomisé 4: The leaf dries flat on the glass, creating a highly reflective surface.