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A type of glass decoration. A piece of glass is painted, gilded, or engraved on the reverse, which is protected by another sheet of glass, a coat of varnish, or a layer of foil. The technique was known to the Romans and fine examples exist from the Early Christian period, as well as from medieval and Renaissance times. The name derives from that of Jean-Baptiste Glomy (d. 1786), a Parisian picture framer, who used this method for decorating glass picture mounts.

Subjects: Art.

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