Gold, opaque and translucent champleve
enamel, diamonds; 8.3 x 5.7 x 2 CI11.
(OPPOSITE) The Indian Manuscript dial from Vacheron Constantin's Fabuleux Ornaments collection features Grand Feu champleve
enamelling and hand-engraving.
Estimated at $5,000-10,000, the featured lot of the sale was unquestionably a rare and genuine antique French Gilt-Bronze and Champleve
Enamel Clock, Circa 1900.
This genuine antique French Gilt-Bronze and Champleve
Enamel Clock, Circa 1900 is decorated in turquoise champleve
enamel which was typical of pieces exported during the late Qing Dynasty.
"The Arkle at Cheltenham looks a very good race, as always, but he's in good form and I think the strong pace will suit him," says Meade, who still harbours agonised memories of the 1998 race when Hill Society was beaten a short head by the Martin Pipe-trained Champleve
1998 Tony McCoy 5 Champleve
, Unsinkable Boxer, Edredon Bleu, Cyfor Malta, Blowing Wind.
At the onset, the author reminds us that "the earliest known enameled pieces have been dated to the 13th century B.C." A wide range of enameling techniques are described: basse taille (low cut); camaieu (a technique that uses a buildup of white enamel to create highlights and light areas); champleve
(raise field or raised plain) cloisonne (metal wires forming a design inlaid into "cloisons") ginbari foil; impasto; limoges; and others.
His Cheltenham supporters were put through the mill when he appeared to have caught Champleve
in the Arkle Trophy, but the camera showed he had failed by a short head.
He ran a cracker in the Arkle at Cheltenham, going under by just a short head to Champleve
Edelweis du Moulin ran a cracker when fourth in the Arkle Chase at Cheltenham behind Champleve
. Gordon Richards would not be sending his charge here unless he felt him fully recovered and the six-year-old looks banker material in the 10th Edinburgh Wooll en Mill Future Champion Novices' Chase.
The chasuble is decorated with 167 cabochon gemstones including rubies, sapphires and garnets; and 63 buttons of champleve
enamel set into silver gilt disks, each decorated with the Angevin royal arms--golden lilies on a blue field, with a red surround.
This exceptional piece is a unique and large 20K yellow gold keyless dress watch with single hand and special champleve
enamel and diamond-set dial - the only watch with single-hand ever made by Vacheron & Constantin.