Re: [CR]Re: Cloisonne Cinelli badge is a misnomer

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Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2007 19:29:44 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Cloisonne Cinelli badge is a misnomer
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You're not pedantic at all but perfectly correct. My wife, a European licensed in art in her country, gave me a lecture on this topic several hours ago, including the difference between cloisonne and champleve enamels.
   Recently, and sadly, all such terminology has now been debased, and, currently even painted imitations of genuine cloisonne articles are referrred to as "cloisonne," much as all paper copies, regardless of the technique used to produce them, are called "Xerox." George Hollenberg MD Westport, CT, USA

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From: Mark Stevens
Date: Sunday, July 8, 2007 2:56 pm
Subject: [CR]Re: Cloisonne Cinelli badge is a misnomer

> Hi, just to be pedantic. I used to teach this at art school.

\r?\n> ''CHAMPLEVE

\r?\n> ENAMEL: A process in which the sections containing various

\r?\n> colored enamels

\r?\n> are carved out of the surface of the base, rather than formed by

\r?\n> soldering

\r?\n> thin strips of metal to the base, as in cloisonne enamel.

\r?\n> Full article >>>''

\r?\n> The Cinelli badges are acid etched to leave the raised fields

\r?\n> (Champs

\r?\n> Leve) then enamel filled and fired. Mark Stevens Evanton

\r?\n> Scotland