What is verre églomisé?

Verre églomisé 1: The gilding of metal leaf on to the reverse of glass. Booklets of loose gold leaf.

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 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 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.

Verre églomisé 4: The leaf dries flat on the glass, creating a highly reflective surface.