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Button Country

An Educational Resource for Button Collectors - originally created by Paul Rice

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Section 4 : Enamels

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

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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")
4-1.4 Émaux peints - En-grisaille - 18th c. (1-1/2")
4-1.4 Émaux peints - En-grisaille - 18th c. (1-1/2")
4-1.4 Émaux peints - Limoges  (1-1/8")
4-1.4 Émaux peints - Limoges (1-1/8")
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 - BM "C.C.SPORRONG & Co. Stockholm" (7/8")
4-1.5 Foil Paillons - BM "C.C.SPORRONG & Co. Stockholm" (7/8")
4-1.5 Foil Paillons - Counter Enamel - Openwork (1-1/8")
4-1.5 Foil Paillons - Counter Enamel - Openwork (1-1/8")
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  - Counter Enamel (11/16")
4-1.5 Foil Paillons - Counter Enamel (11/16")
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 - Mounted in metal - Pave - Glass OME (1-1/8")
4-2.1 DF - Pierreries - Mounted in metal - Pave - Glass OME (1-1/8")
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 - Cobalt background - Silver lattice (7/8")
4-3 OME - Marcasites - Cobalt background - Silver lattice (7/8")
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 - Realistic (1")
4-3 OME - Pearl - Realistic (1")
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 - Paste border (3/4")
4-3.2 OME - 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 - Champlevé, Guilloche, Émaux peints (1-1/4")
4-5 Unlisted - Combined Technique - Champlevé, Guilloche, Émaux peints (1-1/4")
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 - Japanese Enamel on Silver (1-1/8")
4-5 Unlisted - Japanese Enamel on Silver (1-1/8")
4-6 Unlisted - Mounted in metal (1-5/16")
4-6 Unlisted - Mounted in metal (1-5/16")
4-6 Unlisted - Plaquette pinned in steel cup (5/8")
4-6 Unlisted - Plaquette pinned in steel cup (5/8")
4-6 Unlisted - Mounted on metal - Plaquette pinned to steel (1-5/16")
4-6 Unlisted - Mounted on metal - Plaquette pinned to steel (1-5/16")
4-6 Unlisted - Plaquette - Central Plaquette pinned to enamel (1-5/16")
4-6 Unlisted - Plaquette - Central Plaquette pinned to enamel (1-5/16")
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")

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  

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