plique a jour


[pleek-ah-zhoor; French plee-ka-zhoor]
Fine Arts.
an enameling technique in which unbacked wirework is filled with transparent enamel, resulting in a stained-glass effect.

1875–80; < French: literally, braid that lets in the daylight Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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