plique-a-jour

plique-a-jour
\\|plē(ˌ)kä|zhu̇(ə)r\ noun (-s)
Etymology: French
: a style of enameling in which more or less transparent enamels are fused into a pierced framework so that the light passes through the enamels and enhances their color producing an effect similar to that of stained glass

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/pleek"ah zhoor"/; Fr. /plee kann zhoohrdd"/, Fine Arts.
an enameling technique in which unbacked wirework is filled with transparent enamel, resulting in a stained-glass effect.
[1875-80; < F: lit., braid that lets in the daylight]

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plique-à-jour «PLEEK HOOR», noun.
a form of cloisonné enamel without a metal foundation. Plique-à-jours are the most translucent enamels because they have no background to stop the light.
[< French plique-à-jour, probably alteration of applique-à-jour < applique application, appliquéd work + à in + jour opening]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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