In Egypt and Greece, 6 centuries before J.C, the glass work is enhanced with glass paste.

The Celtics, in the 3 rd century, enamelled on bronze support, in recessed cavities.

In the middle age, enamels became very popular in Occident, monastics workshops made cloisonne on gold.

Around the 10th century until nowdays copper replaced gold and enamelling is developing particularly because of the School of Limoges.

Enamel is a mixture of silicium, potassium, soda, minium and actually looks more like cristal than glass.

 


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