Plique a Jour
Literally 'glimpse of day'. Transparent coloured enamel windows which allow the passage of light.
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A delicate process, whereby transparent enamel powders are introduced into a soldered metal framework over a removable core, then fired, giving the effect of stained glass. Much used in Art Nouveau jewellery, more rarely for other items
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A technique similar to cloisonné enamelling that produces a translucent stained-glass effect. Wire is soldered onto a metal base, or former, to form cells which are then filled with translucent enamel colours. After firing, the base is dissolved away to leave a coloured, glass-like shell. Until the...
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A form of cloisonné in which the enamel in the cells has no backing, producing a translucent effect. This technique was used to good effect by Rene' Lalique and others during the Art Nouveau period to depict dragonfly wings and other translucent objects.
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(French: `open to light`), in the decorative arts, technique producing translucent enamels held in an open framework made by soldering individual ... [1 related articles]
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Wire is soldered onto a metal base, or former, to form cells which are then filled with translucent enamel colours. After firing, the base is dissolved away to leave a coloured, glass-like shell.
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Plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. It is in effect a miniature version of staine...
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A form of cloisonn in which the enamel in the cells has no backing, producing a translucent effect. This technique was used to good effect by Rene' Lalique and others during the Art Nouveau period to depict dragonfly wings and other translucent objects.
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