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DEFINITIONS:
Basse-taille (bahs TIE yuh) (low cut) and Guilloché (gee oh SHAY) (engine turned) enameling are engraved metal covered with translucent enamel that allows the pattern to show through. The difference is in the way the engraving is done. Basse taille work is engraved by hand while guilloché work is machine-engraved using an engine-turning lathe, or tour a guilloche. Professional Jeweler Magazine Archives

Champlevé (chaw le VAY) (raised field) powdered glass is placed in areas of a piece of jewelry that have been carved away specifically for this purpose before firing. The glass powder melts filling the carved areas with solid glass.Champlevé is similar to cloisonné, but not as delicate.

Cloisonné (klwah son NAY) (partitioned off/cell) a method of applying enamel to metal in which the design is first outlined on the metal surface using a metal wire. The space between the wires is filled with enamel and then fired to a glassy sheen.

Grisaille (gri-zA) (greyness) enamel in a monochrome that uses mostly colors of white with gray and/or black.

Limoges [lee MOZH] (enamel) Enameling technique: painted enamel applied one color at a time, fired after every application, producing a picture-like image, named after a town in France where the technique originated.

Plique à jour (pleek ah ZHOOR) (light of day) . Enameling technique in which the groundplate is removed after firing, the translucent enamel then resembling stained glass.The style was most popular during the Art Nouveau era. It's some of the most beautiful type of enamel jewelry.

Taille d’épargne (tie yuh day PARN) (saving, economical cut) . Enamel technique: engraved design partially filled with opaque enamel, usually black.

Definitions courtesy of following sites:

Center4jewelrystudies.org

Jantiques

Date(s): March 11, 2006. Album by Jewelry Ring. 1 - 45 of 45 Total. 4055 Visits.
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Art Nouveau enamel over sterling sash pin

Compliments of Jennifer Lynn
JENNIFER LYNN'S TIMELESS JEWELRY


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O.F. Hjortdahl basse-taille enamel sterling brooch

Compliments of Jennifer Lynn
JENNIFER LYNN'S TIMELESS JEWELRY


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Older David-Andersen Green Basse-Taille Enameled Sterling Bracelet

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover
MILKY WAY JEWELS


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Basse-taille 18k gold turtle brooch

Courtesy of Jennifer Lynn
JENNIFER LYNN'S TIMELESS JEWELRY


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Uncas Manufacturing Basse-taille enamel sterling flamingo pin.

Compliments of Jennifer Lynn
JENNIFER LYNN'S TIMELESS JEWELRY


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Basse-taille David Andersen Earrings.

Compliments of Dinah Hoyt Taylor
CAPRICIOUS CROWNS & JEWELS


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Edwardian signed Watson & Newell sterling Basse Taille sash pin.

Compliments of Adrienne Shivers
GARDEN PARTY COLLECTION


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Champlevé enamel sterlng blue bird pin

Compliments of Jennifer Lynn
JENNIFER LYNN'S TIMELESS JEWELRY


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Champlevé unsigned but most likely Czech Necklace

Compliments of Jennifer Lynn
JENNIFER LYNN'S TIMELESS JEWELRY


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Unmarked Nouveau brooch, the center rectangle is red Champleve enamel, green enameled leaves in the corners.

Compliments of Adrienne Shivers
GARDEN PARTY COLLECTION


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Champlevé enamel pin..

Compliments of Sam & Yvonne Mitchell


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Antique Cloisonné Ring.

Compliments of Sam & Yvonne Mitchell


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A cheerful, colorfully naive heart of the forties, Cold-Enameled.

Compliments of Joan Munkacsi


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Beautiful examples of Limoges Grisaille enameling technique.

Courtesy of Christie Romero of Center for Jewelry Studies and author of Warman's Jewelry.


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White Guilloche Enamel Danish Butterfly Brooch

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover
MILKY WAY JEWELS


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A signed Walter Lampl Guilloché heart, c. 1940s.

Courtesy of Joan Munkacsi


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Walter Lampl 14K Plique a Jour Diamond & Citrine Dragonfly

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover
MILKY WAY JEWELS


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Art Deco Plique-à-jour bracelet

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection
Cathy Gordon Imageevent


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DuJay Plique-à-jour brooch.

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection
Cathy Gordon Imageevent


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Victorian taille d'épargne enamel with pietra dura mosaic

Compliments of Jennifer Lynn
JENNIFER LYNN'S TIMELESS JEWELRY


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Victorian/Edwardian Taille d'Epergne Gold Filled Bangle Bracelet

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover
MILKY WAY JEWELS


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Taille d’épargne Enamel Pin

Compliments of Carolyn and Ed Sunday
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY


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Victorian Taille d' Epargne Enamel

Courtesy of Sam & Yvonne Mitchell


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French bangle circa 1870.  18kt gold with a central plaque of two young lovers, handpainted enamel on ivory.  There is amazing cutwork in a number of levels, four pearls and taille d'épargne enameling in elaborate patterns.


Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection
Cathy Gordon Imageevent


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Taille d’épargne enamel.

Compliments of Ed and Carolyn Sunday
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY


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Fahrner Art Nouveau silver plated stamped brass enameled brooch c. 1910.  Unsigned, but attributed to Hermann Haussler.

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection
Cathy Gordon Imageevent


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One of the bubble necklace series, in teal, yellow and lavender enamel.  Marked Sterling.  No one has identified the designer of this series, but it came in many colors.


Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection
Cathy Gordon Imageevent


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Brooch of an enamel painting of a King Charles spaniel standing on a colorful blue rug, mounted in 14k, circa 1860.


Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection
Cathy Gordon Imageevent


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Polka dot Enamel Flower Brooch.

Courtesy of Gail Gupton
ATLANTA VINTAGE JEWELRY


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Raggedy Ann Enamel Necklace.

Courtesy of Gail Gupton
ATLANTA VINTAGE JEWELRY


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EARLY David Andersen Mark? 99% Sure.... Wonderful Charm/pendant.  Hand painted detailing is super.

Compliments of Roger Erickson
YORKYMAN COLLECTIBLES


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Victorian enameled hairwork brooch

Compliments of Dianne Lavenburg


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Enameled duck pin.

Compliments of Connie Gumtow.


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ART Enameled Demi.

Courtesy of Alison Gadberry
ALISON'S ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE JEWELRY


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SWAROVSKI Art Deco Style Demi with red enamel.

Compliments of Nona Grampp
NONA'S OF ALEXANDRIA


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"Darling retired unused Swarovski teddy bear pin with original tag and
pouch. This adorable pin has a [rhodium-plated gold-tone finish with clear
pave rhinestones, black epoxy eyes and nose and red epoxy bow tie]."

Compliments of Elaine Kula
ANTIQUING ON LINE


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Enameled Flower Pin.

Courtesy of Rosie Dyer
JUST A BUNCHA WILDFLOWERS at eBay


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Calvaire jewelry with tiny
enameled flowers.

Compliments of Jim Katz
JAMES KATZ Jewelry and Objects of Virtu


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L/N rhinestone & enamel pin

Compliments of Jennifer Lynn
JENNIFER LYNN'S TIMELESS JEWELRY


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Coro enamel glass cabochon bellied birds pin


Courtesy of Jennifer Lynn
JENNIFER LYNN'S TIMELESS JEWELRY


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1970's Eisenberg enamels collection

Compliments of Adrienne Shivers
GARDEN PARTY COLLECTION


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HAR red enameled penguin pin.

Courtesy of the Cynthia Fore Miller Collection


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Floral Enamel Pin

Compliments of Rosie Dyer
JUST A BUNCHA WILDFLOWERS at eBay


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Two ravishing and tiny Enameled silver figural charms, each less than an inch high, unmarked but presumably Norwegian.  The one at left depicts native Inuit/Eskimo dress; the one at right is a harlequin, complete with black domino mask.  When I photographed this pair, I'd never seen any other charms in this series (and I was sure it was a series).  Since then I've acquired one more, a Danish palace guard.

Courtesy of Joan Munkacsi


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Jomaz Bird (Guilloche)

Butterfly, Monkeys, Robert O. Butterfly (painted on enamel)

Compliments of Pam Brooks