A MAJOR exhibition showcasing the work of Britain's leading enamellers
starts at The School of Jewellery next week.
The plaque is likely to have formed part of a processional cross from the Mathons priory in Haute-Marne, Limoges, which is thought to have been made between 1180 and 1200 by the enameller
Not only was he a fine enameller
, but also a gifted watercolour painter, and one of his works is featured in the museum project book.
During the 17th century the French goldsmith Gilles Legare and the Swiss enameller
Jean I Petitot achieved, at the courts of both Charles I and Louis XIV, exceptional results in marrying figurative and floral enamelled frames with enamel portraits of the highest quality.
In 1794 he joined a Mr Keeling, a clock dial enameller
and decorator of Birmingham with whom he served his apprenticeship.
When the jeweller Alexis Falize (1811-98) saw the Parisian firm Christofle et Cie's display of cloisonne enamelled objects at the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris, he employed the same enameller
, Antoine Tard, to adopt the technique using gold instead of copper.
Made around 1900 by the leading English Arts and Crafts enameller
Alexander Fisher for Arthur Balfour, later Prime Minister, the overmantel, which depicts the Garden of the Hesperides, was taken to Maastricht by Blairman and Sons Ltd, which specialises in 19th-century decorative arts.
One of them, a young enameller
called Arthur Cameron, taught his craft by Ashbee, ended up in the workhouse.
By applying heat to a mixture of silica, soda, potassium silicates and lead oxide, the enameller
produced a paste which could be painted on to metal surfaces.
These include the designer Talwin Morris, the architect James Salmon (known as the 'wee troot' for his height), embroiderer Ann Macbeth, ironsmith Thomas Hadden, enameller
De Courcy Lewthwaite Dewar and stained-glass workers Stephen Adam, Oscar Paterson, All Webster and Douglas Strachan.
In 1794, Samuel was sent to Birmingham to be apprenticed to one Mr Keeling, a clock dial enameller
Mrs Snape, the wife of a West Smethwick enameller
told an exciting story yesterday at an inquest on the body of her husband Samuel Snape.
Collectors will be surprised to find that the brown-glazed 'Batavian' creamwares so often attributed to Leeds are here relegated to an appendix, as the author finds no evidence for their production at the factory; and they will be further vexed to find that the Leeds enameller
David Rhodes, to whom much crude painting in red and black has been attributed, is here shown never to have painted on Leeds Pottery creamware at all.
The 1774 sale was held over five days to dispose of the 'Stock in Trade of Mr James Giles, Chinaman and Enameller
, Quitting that Business'.
She left school at 13 and went to work at Linguard Webster as an apprentice enameller
and it was here she learned the art of freehand painting.