Definitions for "Plique-a-jour"
An enameling technique using transparent enamels that are held in place by border wires, producing a light, translucent effect; used to a great extent in Art Nouveau jewelry.
enameling technique where transparent enamels are placed in a wire framework giving a stained glass effect
Plique-a-jour is an enameling technique in which transparent enamel is fired in cloisons, (similar to wirework filigree), so that light will show through. An effect similar to stained glass windows, it is used in jewelry, bowls, vases and other art objects. Also, see enamel and cloisonné.