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Dictionary of Enamelling: History and Techniques Hardcover – 19 Mar 1998
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'an extremely well illustrated and researched reference work on all aspects of the art' The Vitreous Enameller 'the most extensive coverage of factual information, available anywhere, about the art of enameling.' Glass on Metal 'Indispensable for anyone interested in the evolution of enamelling technique...The Dictionary of Enamelling is essential for anyone who collects, studies, creates, or simply enjoys enamels.' The Bookwatch 'Useful and well researched, this A to Z reference work will appeal to the trade, as well as collectors and museums.' Antiques Trade Gazette 'Speel...offers a clearly written and organized, carefully documented, and well-illustrated dictionary on enamel techniques, artists, types of objects, and important individual works...Highly recommended for any collection serving artists, researchers, or collectors of enameling or decorative arts.' Choice, Vol. 36, No. 1 'of great value to everyone interested in enamels and enamelling.' Society of North American Goldsmiths Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 1 'a first-class reference work..extremely readable, comprehensive and well researched' The Valuer '[this book] belongs in every library..every Museum, University Art Dept., a gift for the connoisseur and yourself' The Cloison, Vol. 25, No.1
About the Author
Erika Speel contributes articles on enamelling for specialist, antique and craft publications. She has lectured on the subject at many venues including the University of London and at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Erika Speel was a founder member of the British Society of Enamellers, and is a contributing editor to the journal of the Guild of Enamellers.
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