plique-à-jour


plique–à–jour

noun \ˌplēk-(ˌ)ä-ˈzhr\

Definition of PLIQUE-À-JOUR

:  a style of enameling in which usually transparent enamels are fused into the openings of a metal filigree to produce an effect suggestive of stained glass

Origin of PLIQUE-À-JOUR

French, literally, braid letting in daylight
First Known Use: 1878

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