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Plique-à-jour enamels

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A process of enameling similar to cloisonné, except that the narrow wires or strips of metal are soldered to each other instead of to a metal base. Usually applies to jewelry and metal objects but may also apply to porcelain decorated by this technique such as that produced at Limoges in the 19th century. ILDC74

This term has 3 records attributed within our system.

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12yrs ago

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Choker plaque


Maker: Unknown (Probably)

Hair ornament


Maker: Wilson, Henry (Doubtfully attributed to)

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