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2186 - PeacockEnameled buttons are divided into sections based on the major enameling technique used (sometimes more than one technique is included). They are also broken up by metal - this page is for fine silver enameled and the other for copper enameled.

I specialize in Cloisonne on silver, but create with over 12 techniques. In 2010, I created a series of 12 beaded and enameled wall pieces, each with a different technique of enameling. Check these out and you can request custom designs, based on any of these techniques, even ones that include images of your pet! Sometimes I'll add an enameled piece to a beaded button so check out my Beaded Buttons page for this combination.

I have been enamelling for over 30 years and have written a book, The Art of Fine Enameling. Here is a list of Enameling Technique Defintiions from my book, in case you want to learn more about what these are.

All buttons are back marked with my KC stylized signature and, if large enough, also include the year of creation and my button number. All balls and twisted wire are made of fine silver by me. Note: my styled KC signature is documented in my book, which is in the Library of Congress.

Note: it's difficult to take a good photo of enamels because of the reflection. If you are unsure of a button, you can purchase it with my guarantee - if the quality is not what you expected, you may return it within 7 days in the same condition, for a full refund, excluding shipping and insurance charges.

Table of Conents

The indented lists are of available Limited Editions. If the edition is not yet closed, but all shown are purchased, you can request another, at the same price.

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Cloisonne

Cloisonne is a technique of enameling in which wires of the same or different widths are bent to form a design and the resulting cells are wet packed with enamel; the top is then ground to be flush and the piece is polished. My Cloisonne pieces are usually fired about 15 times in a kiln at 1500°F. Many of them have Basse Taille backgrounds.

Art Nouveau Woman's Head

#2839New
Cloisonne enameled fine silver circle of Art Nouveau Woman's Head with flower in her hair, using fine silver wire, leaded vitreous enamels and Luster on top. Large. Price: $190

Cloisonne Heart

#2450
Cloisonne-Basse Taille (roll printed basket weave design) on fine silver with central heart design using unleaded vitreous enamel with fine gold foil, fine silver balls and twisted wire and gold luster on top. Dim: 1/2". Price: $65

Dragonfly cloisonne

#2592sold
Cloisonne enameled fine silver circle using leaded vitreous enamel, Dichro Slide Transfer dragonfly, luster, gold pen and fine silver twisted wire and balls and a flower wafer, set in a copper frame that is plated Jet Nickel. Dim: Large Price: $125

 

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 10 - Peace On Earth #2470

Cloisonne enameled Basse Taille on fine silver with focal of dove with olive branch using leaded vitreous enamels and fine gold foil with fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1' Price: $125

Dove

#3
New

Cloisonne - LImited Edition of 10 - Wild Mustang #2777

Enameled fine silver cut circle with focal Wild Mustang using leaded and unleaded vitreous enamels, flower wafers, fine silver balls and gold foil sun on top. Dim: Large; Price: $385

Wild Mustang Horse button

#1

 

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 10 -
Cluck! #2730

Enameled Fine Silver circle with focal stylized chicken using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver balls and twisted wire and fine gold foil and a flower wafer on top. Dim: 1" Price: $85

chicken button

#1


Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 15 - Pear #2530

Enameled fine silver circle with focal pear, using vitreous leaded enamels with gold foil and fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1.5" Price: $110

Pear

#1

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 15 - Elegant Peacock #2330

Cloisonne peacock on fine silver using vitreous leaded and unleaded enamels, fine silver and gold foils and fine silver balls and twisted wires on top. Dim: 2". Price: $425 Archived buttons in the LE.

Peacock button

#3

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 15 - Iris Beauty- #2279

Cloisonne and Basse Taille on fine silver using fine gold foil with fine silver balls on top; leaded vitreous enamels. Dim: 1". Price: $150

iris Beauty - yellow #2297-1

#1
Basse Taille is roll printed wavy line pattern.
Sold
This one is sold, but I can make you another in the LE - just email me

Cloisonne - LImited Edition of 15 - Paisley Pretty - #2260

Cloisonne and Basse Taille on fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels with luster, gold ceramic pen and fine silver balls on top. Dim: 3/4". Price: $150

Paisley Pretty #2260-1

#1
Basse Taille pattern is wavy lines
Sold
This one is sold, but I can make you another in the LE - just email me

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 10
Goldie - #2604

Cloisonne on fine silver circle, using leaded vitreous enamels with fine silver balls and twisted wires and luster on top. Dim: 1.5" Price: $235. Archived buttons in the LE.


Bug Eyed Gold Fish

#3New

Limited Edition of 10 -
Lily of the Valley #2331

Cloisonne and Basse Taille of Lily of the Valley on fine silver using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver wires with green luster and fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1". Price: $150. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Lily of the Valley

#2
soldBase Taille is roll printed wave pattern

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 15 - Peacock single- #2277

Cloisonne and Basse Taille on fine silver using fine gold and silver foils with fine silver balls on top; leaded vitreous enamels. Dim: 1". Price: $100. Archived buttons in the LE.

#2277 Peacock Feather

#2
Basse Taille pattern is waves

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 10 - Pansy Parade - #2161

Cloisonne enameled Basse Taille on fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1" Price: $100

2161-1 Pansy

#1
Basse Taille is a roll printed woven pattern.

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 10 - Black Eyed Susan - #2162

Cloisonne enameled Basse Taille ("golf ball" pattern - roll printed) on fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver balls and twisted wires on top. Dim: 1" Price: $145

2162 Black Eyed Susan

#1
sold

Cloisonne - LImited Edition of 10 - Yellow Rose of Texas
#2352

Cloisonne enamel on fine silver using vitreous leaded enamels, gold foil and fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1 1/16 sq. Price: $175
See others in the Limited Edition

Yellow Rose of Texas

#1
sold



Guilloche

This is a specific form of Basse Taille and is what Faberge did on the background of his eggs and frames. These patterns are engine turned on a specialized machine which is not manufactured today. All my Guilloche is done on fine silver. This is a fairly rare form of modern enameling, due to the lack of access to get the metal.

 

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Golden Ferns - #2175

Using vitreous leaded enamels in 3 colors with gold foil leaves and fine silver twisted wire and balls on top. The Guilloche pattern is not the same on all of these. Dim: 7/8". Price: $85. Archive buttons in this limited edition.

2175 #2

#2
Orange, Red, Brown over Moire Pattern.

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Tri-Floral - #2178

On fine silver with leaded vitreous enamels, flower wafers and fine silver twisted wire and balls on top. The Guilloche pattern will not be the same on all of these. Dim: 7/8". Price: $85

2178 Tri-Floral

#1
soldGuilloche pattern is Basketweave. The back mark does not indicate that it is #1

 

 

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Golden Swan #2184

On fine silver with leaded vitreous enamels, gold foil swan with fine silver twisted wires and balls on top. The Guilloche pattern will not be the same on all of these. Dim: 7/8". Price: $85

2184-1 Golden Swan

#1
on Sun Ray pattern
sold

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Golden Seahorses - #2185

On fine silver with leaded vitreous enamels, gold foil seahorses with fine silver twisted wires and balls on top. The Guilloche pattern will not be the same on all of these. Dim: 7/8". Price: $85. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Golden Seahorses #2

#2
soldon Spiral pattern

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Golden Unicorn - #2254

On fine silver with leaded vitreous enaemls, gold foil unicorn with fine silver balls on top. The Guilloche pattern will not necessarily be the same on all of these. Diim: 7/8". Price $85

Golden Unicorn #1

#1
on moire pattern

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Golden Fleur-de-Lis - #2269

On fine silver with leaded vitreous enaemls, gold foil Fleur-de-lis with fine silver balls and twisted wire on top. The Guilloche pattern will not necessarily be the same on all of these. Diim: 7/8". Price $85

2269 #1 Golden Fleur-de-lis

#1
On sun-ray pattern. The enamel is 2 colors of purple, but the photo is off - the darker purple on the bottom is acutally the same as above the wires.

Basse Taille

This technique is a texturing of the metal underneath transparent enamel. These are on fine silver where I get the pattern by either roll printing or etching. Roll printing requires a machine called a rolling mill that exerts high pressure on the metal. Using this technique you cane even roll print a pattern cut from a manila folder. Very cool.

Silver Basse Taille

#2292

Roll printed "wood" pattern on fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver balls and twisted wires on top.
Dim: .5". Price: $30

Basse Taille button

#2745

SoldBasse Taille enameled fine silver oval roll printed with pattern etched by artist, using black underglaze, unleaded vitreous enamels with a flower wafer and fine silver balls on top. Dim: Medium Price: $40

Butterfly

#2299

SoldRoll printed scrolly fern pattern on fine silver using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver twisted wire and balls on top with a dichroic decal of a butterfly. Dim: 5/8". Price: $30

Basse Taille - Limited Edition of 15 -
Butterfly and Flowers
#2311

On fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels, with flower wafers, twisted fine silver wire and gold foil butterfly on top. Dim: 3/4" Price: $35

Butterfly and Flowers #2

#2
Basse Taille is basketweave pattern
sold

Basse Taille - Limited Edition of 15 -
Dragonfly and Flowers
#2322

On fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels, with flower wafers, twisted fine silver wire and gold foil dragonfly on top. Dim: 3/4". Price $35

Dragonfly and Flowers #1

#1
Basse taille is basketweave patternsold

 

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