Thursday, March 8, 2007

A 19th century Russian icon of the Iverskaia Mother of God frames in enamelled silver.

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

The process of setting the gold wires as dams to keep the colors from running together when fired is a process with a French name, cloisinaise or something like that.

The enamel doesn’t come to the proper color until it was fired, making for some astounding transformations, as the unfired enamel solutions can be quite drab looking.