W330xH430mm, China

Verre eglomise is a technique which dated back to Roman time as early as 400AD and revived in Europe in varies different centuries.  The French term was attributed by the french decorator Jean-Baptise Glomy who made it popular again in the 18th Century.  Verre eglomise was introduced to China from the west in the Qing dynasty, it quickly took on as a home decorative object for the wealthy and riches.  By the end of the Qing dynasty  it has been adapted as a popular craft form in China, so much that they were also for exports back to Europe.