flat two-side needle with a slot in the larger end (which might
be used to fish a ribbon through a camisole.)
box for sweets or candies.
bulging shape, usually of the sides of a early box having
a gilt-metal foot rim.
wavy-shaped label usually for wine or scent that hangs on a chain
around the neck of a bottle.
means a wavy scalloped shape.
decorative knob that screws into a wall to hang a coat. (In
America they were used as Mirror Rests to support a
When a corner is cut off and flattened out to make a beveled edge.
A metal is worked or "chased" by the enamel artist which gives
it a three-dimensional effect because the metal is not removed, as
opposed to engraved decoration where the metal is removed.
object clipped on at the waist of the person wearing it which
has a series of chains that contain useful things: Necessaires,
Keys, Etuis, Watches. (Often worn by the Housekeeper to showher position
in the household.)
decoration in the Chinese manner.
crisscross pattern of diamond shaped lines usually associated
with raised dot enamel decoration.
When the object is molded in relief (often pressed molded).
Cage Enamel object made within a metal cage.
fitted-out box or container, i.e., etui for spectacles, etui for ascent
bottle, etui for a manicure set.
means painted or decorated in tones of gray or black.
varnish or lacquer type oriental decoration most often associated
with Pontypool metal and enamel work in England.
area or a reserve on an enamel surface that is usually round
or oval in shape and is used for decoration.
generic term in English Enamel is Etui. A Necessaire
is most often an oblong hinged object that holds things that a
Lady finds "necessary": manicure, sewing, writing objects.
Loved-Ones (Italian) or Cherubs (French)
Box A small box (usually less than two inches in length)
with a polished steel or blown glass mirror in the lid that
contained flesh-colored patches to cover a skin blemish or
pock mark. They were later darkened and became fashionable as "beauty-spots".
In enamel, a method of taking a decoration from an engraved
copper plate via delicate transfer paper and ink, firing it onto an
enamel surface - first thought to be introduced by the work at Battersea
(the York House factory, London).