Verre Eglomise

The art of reverse painting, etching and gilding precious metals on the reverse side of glass is referred to as "verre eglomise" popularised by 18th century French decorator and art-dealer Jean-Baptise Glomy (1711–1786), although it is an art technique that can be found on artwork predating Roman times.

The Studio can do reverse painted artwork in any style, modern or classical and using gold, silver and metal leaf. It is available in matt oil gilding or water gilded antiqued mirror ranging from light to heavily aged silver and gold.  A few possible uses for gilded/painted glass include: mirrors, table tops, cabinet door insets, folding screens, kitchen/bath backsplashes and wall murals.  All work is done in the studio in London UK, but can be shipped anywhere worldwide. Please contact the studio for more information and quotes.
Verre Eglomise Dining Room Chester sq London. Two of four Verre Eglomise Panels, Japanese bird & blossom trees. Reverse painting & gilding on glass.
Detail: Verre Eglomise Dining Room, Reverse painting & gilding on glass.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Japanese Bird & Blossom Trees. Reverse painting & oil gilding on glass.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Green Blossom Tree & Yellow Bird. Reverse painting & silver leaf gilding on glass.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Baby Willow Tree & Blue Bird. Reverse painting & silver leaf gilding on glass.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Bamboo Tree. Reverse painting & silver leaf gilding on glass.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Lilac Wisteria. Reverse painting & silver leaf gilding on glass.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Pink Blossom Tree & Bird On Gold & Lilac Distressed Mirror.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Plum Tree & Coal Tit On Aged Mirror.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Japanese Blossom Tree & Blue Bird on Lilac Distressed Mirror.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Apple Tree On Gold Dutch Metal Leaf.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Pomegranates Tree & Parakeets On Gold & Green Distressed Mirror.
Verre Eglomise Sample: Magnolia Tree & Golden Oriole Bird On Gold & Viridian Green Backgrown.
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