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Limoges enamel


#1

Could someone tell me what distinguishes Limoges emamel technique
from other enameling techniques? Thanks. KPK


#2

Hi all

    Could someone tell me what distinguishes Limoges emamel
technique from other enameling techniques? 

The essential difference between the Limoges technique and the others
is that the colours are not separated by by metal. It is akin to
painting. Try to find and read the discussion on Erika Speel’s
Dictionary of Enamelling. If you wish wish to know more please contact
me off-line and I can send you some .jpg files of Limoges Enamels if
you wish to see some historical and modern examples.

David


#3

The best reference I’ve found on the technique is Edward Winter’s
book, Enamel Painting Techniques, Glass Fused on Metals. Superb book.
Praeger Publishers, New York, Washington , 1970. No ISBN in my copy.
Connie


#4

Thanks for posting the best book on this, as I too want to get references for this. I just found it on Amazon pretty cheap. Any other sources for Limoges enameling?


#5

If you can go to the town of Limoges. It’s worth the trip to go to the
museum. It’s not far from the lovely town of Angouleme where the Comic
Museum is.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.
-Jo Haemer
www.timothywgreen.com


#6

Of the two editions of Edward Winter’s book, 1970 and 1977, which is the best? thanks everybody. Barbara


#7

I would love to go. But sadly, I’m the average American worker who gets a few weeks of vacation a year and need what little I have to visit family.


#8

Yeah, I noticed the 1977 edition on Amazon when I bought one. Usually, the later editions have extras.

However, you may want to check which one is a hardback which may be in better shape. I’m not sure which one I just bought. I got one of them for only 10 bucks on Amazon.