Beautiful Small egg in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent fired enamel on guilloché.

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Beautiful Small egg in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent fired enamel on guilloché. Fabergè Russian Empire style.

SIZE:   Diameter cm. 3,4 -  High cm. 4.8.

Weight gr. 53

Produced in the headquarters of the Depose in 1910s

About enameling

There are about 700 different colors of enamel, but in practical use today is limited to about two hundred. However, the layering of different colors allows an almost infinite range of combinations and nuances that can degrade, even on the same object, the darker shades to lighter ones, and vice versa.

The object that you want to realize that may then be covered with enamel, must be built not just taking care of details in relation to the subsequent application of powdered glass.Assuming the case that it should be silver, care should be taken that the sheets have a thickness such as to withstand the high temperature “cooking” of the enamel which is not too far from the melting point of silver.Even the title of the metal must be chosen depending on the type of enamel to be applied, because some colors have made different color depending on the greater or lesser quantity of the alloy contained in the metal.