Verre Eglomise(gilding on glass) red stripe mirror.

Verre Eglomise(gilding on glass) red stripe mirror.

This is one of the most popular mirrors I have designed.
Even thought I have made many of them in different colours it is still one of my favourites.
White gold and silver on glass

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Large bespoke mirror

This bespoke mirror is the biggest mirror  I have ever made 3 meters by 2 meters. It was made in silver leaf using the technique of Verre Eglomise

This bespoke mirror is the biggest mirror I have ever made 3 meters by 2 meters.
It was made in silver leaf using the technique of Verre Eglomise

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Bespoke Verre Eglomise Bed Headboard

Bespoke Verre Eglomise Bed Headboard

This is a bespoke headboard I designed and made for a client in Market Harborough using the technique of Verre Eglomise.
This is made in silver leaf that has been chemically treated to create subtle colouring effects.
The leaves and flowers are painted by hand.

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Explanation of Verre Eglomise technique

Verre églomisé, from the French term meaning glass gilded, is a process in which the back side of glass is gilded with gold or metal leaf.
In one of a number of related processes, the metal is adhered using a gelatin adhesive, which results in a mirror-like, reflective finish in which designs are then engraved. The metal leaf may be applied using oil-based adhesives (goldsize varnish) to achieve a matte finish. The gilding may also be combined with reverse painting on glass. It is to be distinguished from “sandwiched” gold glass where gold leaf is glued to a piece of glass, and often then scraped off to form a design, and a further layer of hot glass is then applied on top and fused to seal the gold inside.
The technique dates back to the pre-Roman eras, but its name is derived from 18th century French decorator and art-dealer Jean-Baptise Glomy (1711–1786) who is responsible for its re-popularization.
One of the key historical periods of the art was in Italy during the 13th to 16th centuries. Small panels of glass with designs formed by engraved gilding were applied to reliquaries and portable altars. The method used is described by Cennino Cennini. It has also been used throughout Europe since the 15th century, appearing in paintings, furniture, drinking glasses and similar vessels and jewelry. It is also often seen in the form of decorative panels of mirrors, clock faces, and in more recent history, as window signs and advertising mirrors.
Well known practitioners include Hans Jakob Sprungli (1559-1637) and Jonas Zeuner (1727-1814).

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Gold and silver samples -verre eglomise

Gold and silver samples -verre eglomise

This samples are made in gold an palladium leaf on glass

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Verre eglomise panel

Verre eglomise panel

This is a bespoke panel in silver leaf.

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