Italian Verre Eglomisé Mirror
A Italian Verre églomisé Mirror, The bevelled rectangular plate surrounded by etched and foliate verre eglomise painted panels.
Italian, circa 1920
Height: 98.5cm Width:74 cm
This large and unique mirror, circa 1920 was hand-painted using a technique called "Verre églomisé". This term, as translated from the French, means reverse painting on glass. Using a sheet of glass an artisan paints a design directly onto the glass while staying mindful that the pattern must make visual sense when seen from the opposite side of the glass, literally when seen in reverse. After the painting has been completed and is entirely in place only then is the silvering that creates a mirrored reflective surface applied.