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Special Interest Day

The Art of Enamelling

Dr Sally Hoburn


Thursday 1st November 2018

Brockenhurst Village Hall, 10.00 - 3.30


£35.00 including Coffee and Lunch


Our Day

Coffee 10.00


Talk 1 10.30

The history of enamelling from Ancient Egypt onwards.


Talk 2

The Arts and Crafts Movement


Lunch 1.00


Talk 3

A handling session, with opportunities to inspect objects through an eye glass.

Also - bring your own enamelled belongings for appraisal.

Early 13th Century Limoges chasse used to hold Holy Oil.

Book Your place:


Mrs Margaret Porteus


01590 623703


dmporteus@hotmail.com




Luck of Edenhall; a 13th Century glass cup made in Syria or Egypt.

Sally Hoban has a PhD from the University of Birmingham and is a specialist art and design historian and expert.  She lectures across the world and for the BBC and is an author, including Miller's Collecting Modern Design.

The first morning talk will introduce us to the history of enamelling and the main techniques used.  Examples will be drawn from across Europe, including Faberge and Georg Jensen.

Talk two will focus on The Arts and Crafts Movement, including the work of little-known women designers who produced some wonderful, and at the time, internationally acclaimed pieces.

After lunch there will be an interactive handling session, with access to eyeglasses for examining pieces in detail.  Hallmarks used on precious metal will also be explained.

Participants are invited to bring their own pieces along for appraisal/valuation as part ot the day.