Electro and Silver Plating: Enamelling

Electro and Silver Plating: Enamelling. Source: The Graphic 10 (7 November 1874): 449. Click on image to enlarge it.

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Commentary from The Graphic

“The enamelling —a comparatively new process, by the way—is borrowed from the Japanese, but greatly developed by French artists, the work executed being exceedingly beautiful. The vase, or whatever it may be, is first fashioned on copper. The design is then worked in it in much the same way as in stained glass, each colour having its separate compartment; it is then fired, and the process is repeated till the work is finished” (442).

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“Buildings and Industries of Birmingham. Electro and Silver Plating Sketched at the Works of Messrs. Elkington and Co., Visited by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 448. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the New York Public Library. Web. 4 July 2021

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