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Enameling Techniques

April 14th, 2022

With an effect like melted glass, enamel work creates stunning, colorful effects on sculptures, enlivening their surfaces. Today, we take a look at the history and various technical processes of enameling. Covering cloisonné, champlevé, and enamel in ronde-bosse, we also examine works in the Les Enluminures collection which demonstrate these varied enameling techniques, including works by Castellani, Baroque rings, and Giuliano’s painted enamel. 



Les Enluminures Castellani Quatrefoil Brooch 

Castellani Brooch at the British Museum  

Heart-Shaped Pendant with Cherub by Guliano  

Love Ring with Bow and Flowers 


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