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Sterling Victorian Bottle with Champleve Cloisonne Enamel

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Sterling Victorian Bottle with Champleve Cloisonne Enamel

Type: 
lay down
Material(s): 
Sterling silver and Champleve cloisonne enamel
Designer/Maker: 
Sampson Mordan
Markings: 
English hallmarks
Origin: 
England
Date or Era: 
1888-1889
Dimensions: 
2-3/4 in. x 1-1/2 in.
Special Features: 
Fine multicolored enameling inlaid in sterling silver
Additional Information: 
The enamel flowers are created employing the technique known as champleve cloisonne enamel. Champleve cloisonne enamel is when the metal is cut out and the enamel is inlaid (and painted in this case) into the cut out area. Standard cloisonne is when wires are applied to the metal and the enamel is then charged into the cloisons (cells).

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