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Section 4 : Enamels

Acknowledgments: Thanks to Louella Yeargain, Barbara Barrans, and Patricia Koehler for collaborating in the update of this section, for contributing images for many of the buttons shown on this page. A special thanks to Joan Lindsay & Joy Journeay for their expert editing skills!


References:

(1)  National Button Society Blue Book, Official NBS Classification and Competition Guidelines

(2) Hughes, Elizabeth and Marion Lester.  The Big Book of Buttons. St. Johann Press - 2010  


* To download and print a pdf of the enamels worksheet click this link: page 1.

4-1.1 Basse-taille  (9/16")
4-1.1 Basse-taille (9/16")
4-1.1 Basse-taille  (9/16")
4-1.1 Basse-taille (9/16")
4-1.1 Basse-taille
Guilloche  (1-1/8")
4-1.1 Basse-taille
Guilloche (1-1/8")
4-1.2 Champlevé
Openwork  (1")
4-1.2 Champlevé
Openwork (1")
4-1.2 Champlevé
Cut Steels Border  (1-1/4")
4-1.2 Champlevé
Cut Steels Border (1-1/4")
4-1.2 Champlevé
Shape  (3/4")
4-1.2 Champlevé
Shape (3/4")
4-1.2 Champlevé  (7/8")
4-1.2 Champlevé (7/8")
4-1.2 Champlevé
Art Nouveau  (1")
4-1.2 Champlevé
Art Nouveau (1")
4-1.2 Champlevé - Basse-taille  (1")
4-1.2 Champlevé - Basse-taille (1")
4-1.2 Champlevé
Spatter Technique  (1-1/16")
4-1.2 Champlevé
Spatter Technique (1-1/16")
4-1.3 Cloisonné  (1-5/8")
4-1.3 Cloisonné (1-5/8")
4-1.3 Cloisonné  (7/8")
4-1.3 Cloisonné (7/8")
4-1.3 Cloisonné  (1-1/2")
(Back not shown)
4-1.3 Cloisonné (1-1/2")
(Back not shown)
4-1.4 Émaux peints  (1-1/2") 
En-grisaille - 18th Century
4-1.4 Émaux peints (1-1/2")
En-grisaille - 18th Century
4-1.4 Émaux peints  (1-1/8")  
Limoges
4-1.4 Émaux peints (1-1/8")
Limoges
4-1.4 Émaux peints - Pâte  (1")
4-1.4 Émaux peints - Pâte (1")
4-1.4.1 Émaux peints Monochrome
Pastes (1-1/4")
4-1.4.1 Émaux peints Monochrome
Pastes (1-1/4")
4-1.4.1 Émaux peints Monochrome  (1-1/8")
4-1.4.1 Émaux peints Monochrome (1-1/8")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - Polychrome  (3/8")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - Polychrome (3/8")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - Polychrome  (9/16")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - Polychrome (9/16")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - Polychrome
Encrustations  (7/8")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - Polychrome
Encrustations (7/8")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - Polychrome
Steels OME   (1-3/8")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - Polychrome
Steels OME (1-3/8")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - Polychrome  
Mounted in metal - Russian  (1-1/4")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - Polychrome
Mounted in metal - Russian (1-1/4")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - polychrome
Encrustations   (1")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints - polychrome
Encrustations (1")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints
Polychrome   (1/2")
4-1.4.2 Émaux peints
Polychrome (1/2")
4-1.5 Foil Enclosures (on dress)   (1-1/2")
4-1.5 Foil Enclosures (on dress) (1-1/2")
4-1.5 Foil Paillons   (7/8") 
BM "C.C.SPORRONG&Co. - Stockholm"
4-1.5 Foil Paillons (7/8")
BM "C.C.SPORRONG&Co. - Stockholm"
4-1.5 Foil Paillons   (1-1/8") 
Counter Enamel - Openwork
4-1.5 Foil Paillons (1-1/8")
Counter Enamel - Openwork
4-1.5 Foil Enclosure
Encrustations (1-1/8")
4-1.5 Foil Enclosure
Encrustations (1-1/8")
4-1.5 Foil Paillons/Pierreries (1-1/8")
4-1.5 Foil Paillons/Pierreries (1-1/8")
4-1.5 Foil Paillons (11/16") 
Counter Enamel
4-1.5 Foil Paillons (11/16")
Counter Enamel
4-1.5 Foil Paillons  (11/16")
4-1.5 Foil Paillons (11/16")
4-1.6 Gin-bari (1")
4-1.6 Gin-bari (1")
4-1.7 Plique-a-jour/Modern (1-1/4")
4-1.7 Plique-a-jour/Modern (1-1/4")
4-1.7 Plique-a-jour (1")
4-1.7 Plique-a-jour (1")
4-1.7 Plique-a-jour Studio (1-1/2")
4-1.7 Plique-a-jour Studio (1-1/2")
4-2.1 DF - Encrustations (5/8")
4-2.1 DF - Encrustations (5/8")
4-2.1 DF - Encrustations (11/16")
4-2.1 DF - Encrustations (11/16")
4-2.1 DF-Pierreries   (1-1/4")
4-2.1 DF-Pierreries (1-1/4")
4-2.1 DF - Pierreries  (1-1/8") 
Mounted in metal - Pave - Glass OME
4-2.1 DF - Pierreries (1-1/8")
Mounted in metal - Pave - Glass OME
4-2.2 DF-Matte Finish (7/8")
4-2.2 DF-Matte Finish (7/8")
4-2.3 DF-Transfer
Cut Steels Border (1-5/8")
4-2.3 DF-Transfer
Cut Steels Border (1-5/8")
4-2.3 DF-Transfer
Motiwala (1-1/8")
4-2.3 DF-Transfer
Motiwala (1-1/8")
4-3 OME Marcasites  (7/8")
Cobalt background - Silver lattice
4-3 OME Marcasites (7/8")
Cobalt background - Silver lattice
4-3 OME - Glass - Cabochon
Openwork  (1-1/2")
4-3 OME - Glass - Cabochon
Openwork (1-1/2")
4-3 OME  Opals
Studio  (1-5/8")
4-3 OME Opals
Studio (1-5/8")
4-3 OME - Pearl  (1")
Realistic
4-3 OME - Pearl (1")
Realistic
4-3.1 OME Metal
Brass and steels  (1-3/8")
4-3.1 OME Metal
Brass and steels (1-3/8")
4-3.1 OME Metal - Steels
Escutcheon (1-1/4")
4-3.1 OME Metal - Steels
Escutcheon (1-1/4")
4-3.1 OME Metal - Steels
Openwork (1-1/8")
4-3.1 OME Metal - Steels
Openwork (1-1/8")
4-3.2 OME Émaux peints
Paste border  (3/4")
4-3.2 OME Émaux peints
Paste border (3/4")
4-4 Openwork - Champlevé (7/8")
4-4 Openwork - Champlevé (7/8")
4-4 Openwork - Champlevé (1-1/16")
4-4 Openwork - Champlevé (1-1/16")
4-4 Openwork - Champlevé - Steels OME   (5/8")
4-4 Openwork - Champlevé - Steels OME (5/8")
4-4 Openwork - Champlevé (1-1/4")
4-4 Openwork - Champlevé (1-1/4")
4-5 Unlisted - Background
Basse-taille (1-1/4")
4-5 Unlisted - Background
Basse-taille (1-1/4")
4-5 Unlisted - Background - Champlevé
4-5 Unlisted - Background - Champlevé
4-5 Unlisted - Background - Div. II Sweden
4-5 Unlisted - Background - Div. II Sweden
4-5 Unlisted - Background - Div. II France
4-5 Unlisted - Background - Div. II France
4-5 Unlisted - Combined Technique   (1-1/4")Champlevé/Guilloche/Émaux peints
4-5 Unlisted - Combined Technique (1-1/4")Champlevé/Guilloche/Émaux peints
4-5 Unlisted - Combined Technique
Basse-taille/foil (1-3/16")
4-5 Unlisted - Combined Technique
Basse-taille/foil (1-3/16")
4-5 Unlisted  (1-1/8") 
Japanese Enamel on Silver
4-5 Unlisted (1-1/8")
Japanese Enamel on Silver
4-6 Unlisted - Mounted in metal  (1-5/16")
(Not a Plaquette)
4-6 Unlisted - Mounted in metal (1-5/16")
(Not a Plaquette)
4-6 Unlisted - Plaquette (5/8")
Plaquette pinned in steel cup
4-6 Unlisted - Plaquette (5/8")
Plaquette pinned in steel cup
4-6 Unlisted - Mounted on metal  (1-5/16")
Plaquette pinned to steel button
4-6 Unlisted - Mounted on metal (1-5/16")
Plaquette pinned to steel button
4-6 Unlisted - Plaquette   (1-5/16") 
Central Plaquette pinned to enamel button
4-6 Unlisted - Plaquette (1-5/16")
Central Plaquette pinned to enamel button
4-5 Linear Shape - Background  (1-1/4")
4-5 Linear Shape - Background (1-1/4")
4-5 Ball Shape - star    (1/2")
4-5 Ball Shape - star (1/2")
4-5 Ball Shape    (1/2")
4-5 Ball Shape (1/2")
4-5 Oval Shape - Champlevé (1-1/8")
4-5 Oval Shape - Champlevé (1-1/8")
4-5 Realistic Shape   (1")
4-5 Realistic Shape (1")

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