Enamels Repair and Restoration
Enamels are items made of glass particles and other materials that have been heated and fused to metals. Enamels first flourished in popularity during the Renaissance when French painters used it to decorate gold trinkets like scent bottles and watch cases. This technique underwent another revival in the eighteenth century when craftsmen in England, Russia and France made table pieces and small boxes of enamel. By the 1760s, over 18 enameling companies were established in Staffordshire, Britain, an area known for its porcelain and metalwork.
Common enamel collectibles include ashtrays, boxes, plaques, jewelry and vases. Enameled boxes were typically oval shaped and fitted with mirrors inside the lid. They were often used to hold snuff or lady’s powder. More than anything, enameled boxes were intended for display, so their decorative qualities were always vibrant. Even after transfer techniques were refined, enamels were traditionally hand painted. Popular designs include pastoral scenes and decorative patterns such as gingham or repeating red and white stars.
Dean Schulefand & Associates understand that the value of enamels is dependent on their condition. For over 30 years, Dean Schulefand is one of few specialists in the US who is experienced in enamel repair and restoration. He is personally involved in the repair and restoration of every facet to ensure the best in quality with excellent results.
Our enamel repairs and restoration services are 100% unconditionally lifetime guaranteed.
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