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175cm x 92cm

dimensions
175cm w x 4cm d x 92cm h
69” w x 1½” d x 36” h
frame
10cm/4” w, bevelled
description
gesso and burnished bole frame with verre eglomise mirror
bole colours
black/pewter/baroque brown/putty
shown in pewter
lead time
10 - 12 weeks
custom sizes available - please enquire
prices exclusive of shipping and packing

each mirror is hand gilded and therefore unique - images are a guide only as each piece will vary

verre eglomise is silver leaf gilded on to glass • each leaf is laid side by side hence the pattern of squares on
the surface • the silver leaf is left to dry, then steamed and burnished in order to enhance the reflective quality
of the surface • it is sealed with lacquer to prevent the silver from tarnishing • it is a very time consuming
process, but the resulting mirror is delicate and beautiful

gesso and bole is the base usually prepared for water gilding; the technique is centuries old • six to eight layers
of gesso, and then three to four layers of bole (which is a mixture of natural earth pigments and gelatin
glue) are applied whilst warm • each layer of the gesso, and each layer of the bole is finely sanded, and then
the last layer of bole is burnished