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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. 

 

Resources:

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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