This elegant French Art Deco (circa 1930) table lamp combines the simplicity and brevity of lines of the rectangular onyx & marble base with the complexity and sophistication of the pattern done in the famous French technique, Champlevé covering with the multi-color enamel pattern the four copper plates mounted in onyx around the perimeter of the base. Or an object made by that process, in which troughs or cells are carved, etched, die struck, or.Into the surface of a metal object, and filled with. The piece is then fired until the enamel fuses, and when cooled the surface of the object is polished. The uncared portions of the original surface remain visible as a frame for the enamel designs; typically they are. The name comes from the French for "raised field", "field" meaning background, though the technique in practice lowers the area to be enameled rather than raising the rest of the surface.
The technique has been used since ancient times, though it is no longer among the most commonly used enameling techniques. Champlevé is suited to the covering of relatively large areas, and to figurative images, although it was first prominently used in. Its potential was fully used, decorating caskets, plaques and vessels. Champlevé is distinguished from the technique of. Enamel in which the troughs are created by soldering flat metal strips to the surface of the object.
The difference between the techniques is analogous to the. Technique, which succeeded it in the highest quality Gothic work, in that the bottoms of the recesses for the enamel are rough, and so only opaque enamel colors are used.
In basse-taille the recesses are modeled, and translucent enamels are used, for more subtle effects, as in the 14th century Parisian. We guarantee the authenticity of all items to be as represented. Ashville Fine Arts Gallery specializes in a variety of fine art, antiques, jewelry, collectibles and rare finds. If you haven't seen something that interests you or that you collect, please visit often and check our ever expanding inventory.Make a best effort to provide a fair and descriptive condition report. Examine the photos attentively, as they are an integral part of item descriptions. Domestic & International Customers are Welcome! All items are carefully packed and insured. The item "French Art Deco, Champlevé and Onyx Table Lamp, circa 1930" is in sale since Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Art Deco". The seller is "ashvillegallery" and is located in New York, New York.
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