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Title : Fish 02
Object: Ornamental Dish
Materials: Enamel on Silver with fine gold details
Techniques: Hand Engraved and Painted Enamel
Size: 12cm diam wide / 2mm thick
Hallmark London (q)
In this illustrated dish, painted enamel fish give the impression that they are gliding through a shallow pool in the transparency of enamel. The movement of water is captured by fine hand engraved lines in the silver. The concentric circles evoke water ripples and the broader ribbons of engraving mimic water flows under the painted enamel tones. Lightly painted shadows under the fish give an illusion of depth creating the effect of a floating world in silver.