Hi all, does anyone know what: En R?ille enamelling is?
In response to your query this is what I found in the “Dictionary of
Enamelling, History and Techniques” by Erika Speel (1998) Ashgate
Publishing Company, Vermont, U.S.A.
quote: Email en resille sur verre
Enamel fused into sunken gold-line cells or incsions in a medallion
of translucent glass, ground and polished to a smooth surface.
This is the rarest of the enamelling techniques and is essentially a
style of of glass decoration…
The techniques appears to have had an ancient history… end of quote.
Ms Speel has written much more on the matter, and if you are
interested in more I would suggest that you buy the book.
It is wonderfully written and is full of detail with abundant cross
references. In my opinion (for what it’s worth) every lover of the
enamels and enamelling should have it at his or her bedside or
Hope this helps.