Champlev? is an enameling technique in the decorative arts, or an object made by that process, in which troughs or cells are carved, etched, or cast into the surface of a metal object, and filled with vitreous enamel. The piece is then fired until the enamel fuses, and when cooled the surface of the object is polished. The uncarved portions of the original surface remain visible as a frame for the enamel designs; typically they are gilded in medieval work 19th century bronze and champlev?, cloisonn? vase shape with finely enameled patterns of raised enameled in turquoise, green, red, blue, and pink. These two vases were repurposed as lamps sometime before the 1950s and given new green painted wood and brass bases. Lamp designed and executed by Mimi London.
8.5 × 8.5 × 38.5 in