vitreous enamel

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vitreous enamel

[′vi·trē·əs i′nam·əl]
(materials)
A glass coating applied to a metal by covering the surface with a powdered glass frit and heating until fusion occurs. Also known as porcelain enamel.

porcelain enamel, vitreous enamel

A substantially vitreous (glassy) inorganic metal oxide coating, bonded to metal by fusion at a temperature above 800°F (427°C); not a true porcelain.
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An oddly shaped pearl forms the swan's body, while the rest of the animal is composed of enamelwork and jewels.
A group called 'Les Emaux" revives the 'cabinotier' tradition with a series of leafy designs of transparent enamelwork on gold set with freshwater pearls and tiny brilliants, Then there are "Les Insolites", in which Albert indulges his penchant for the unexpected, and "Les Billes Precieuses', colourful little marbles of precious or semi-precious stones, a golden ball set with diamonds or a single perfect pearl.