Cleopatra Fine small signed French Antique Limoges Enamel Plaque ca 1880 4. Antique Treasures from Paris to your Door.A fine small Limoges painted enamel plaque, ca 1890, showing « Cleopatra », also called « The Young Florentine » by the noted. The headdress is made by a silver foil (« papillon ») with an intense ruby red ear pendant.
The face has a mother-of-pearl tone with soft pink porcelain accents. The profile is heightened with pure gold lines. The gilding of the ormolu standing classical frame is well preserved.
The ormolu inset frame is surrounded by a clean chocolate silk lining. The worn original velvet has been conserved on the back. Width : 1 3/4 (4 cm).
Frame : 4" x 2 3/4" (10 x 6,9 cm). LIMOGES ENAMELS : a glorious journey. At the beginning of the 12th century, Limoges is one of the main European areas producing champleve enamels, mainly for religious objects.
The glory of Limoges enamels survives the decline of the german Rhine enamels at the end of the 12th century and lasts one more century. Linked to the discovery of the painted enamels, starts with the Renaissance, around 1480. After a long decline from the 1650s, the art and secrets of the Limoges enamels disappeared completely with the last Laudins and Noualhiers (Jean Baptiste Noualhier +1804). Of the Limoges enamels starts in fact near Paris, in an enameling workshop created in 1845.At the Sèvres Royal Manufactory. The first parisian « Limoges » painted enamels objects appeared a little earlier, in the very last years of the 1830s the earliest significant achievement being the enameled pieces of the Toilet of Duchess of Parma goldsmith Froment-Meurice, nov. After de Courcy in 1868, Moreau worked closely with. The name of the major parisian enamelers of that Golden Age are well known : Claudius.
Popelin, Paul & Théophile Soyer, Alfred Garnier and Paul Grandhomme, Alfred Meyer, Fernand Thesmar, Delphine de Cool, Charles & Georges Jean, Suzanne Apoil, Frédéric de Courcy, Jacob Meyer-Heine, Charles Lepec, Taxile Doat, Louis Grisée. Nevertheless, extremely little is known about major. And numerous pieces that are. Not signed, only signed with a monogram (Master « FR ») or makers with confirmed significant productions whose pieces arent identified : Auguste & probably his son Julien Robillard for example, the Charlot or Dotin workshops Less than meagre information is known about very gifted enamelers like Germain Marchaison, Lévy Coblentz, T. It is even sometimes unclear if some signed Limoges enamels were made in Paris or Limoges.
With a much smaller market, Limoges started after Paris a revival production. The first revival pieces were exhibited in 1858. As well as in Paris, the first revival enamelers like. Tried to recover the lost know-how and, as well as the Paris enamelers, mainly copied the Renaissance masters.
Louis Dalpayrat, brother of the famous ceramist Adrien Dalpayrat, showed his first enamels in 1871. With funds brought by Ferdinand Lot in 1875, Louis Dalpayrat was the.
First enameler to set up a large workshop in Limoges, employing more than 10 artists. The Lot & Dalpayrat company was dissolved in 1879. They had won one year earlier the best award, a silver medal, at the Paris World Exhibition 1878. On that year, Louis Dalpayrat left France for England, where he published an acclaimed book about enameling.
Limoges enamels by the processes of the early Limoges enamellers : A series of practical lesson. The artistical and commercial rise of the Limoges enamels was very slow in Limoges. As enamel artworks start reaching a considerable reputation and a major artistic renewal with Garnier, Grandhomme and Thesmar, only two Limoges enamelers show their production at the Paris World Exhibition 1889 : E. The last decade of the 19th century is incredibly rich in enamelers and magnificent artworks. A younger generation, closer to the Art Nouveau and modern aesthetic criteria brings fresh air.
_gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "Cleopatra Fine small signed French Antique Limoges Enamel Plaque ca 1880 4" is in sale since Thursday, May 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "bourgdun" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.