The title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (shortened to MOF) is a unique and prestigious award in France according to category of trades in a contest among professionals. This craftsmen competition is held every four years in France.
This painting, a miniature on enamel, shows a charming little bird sitting on a branch. This is an authentic art work made by a great artist. Please see pictures for details. Lacquered frame measures 6,10"x 7,09". The actual enamel over copper artwork measures 2,76" x 3,66".
Enamels on copper or enamels on porcelain we present are authentic works for art. They arent Helca curve plaque reproductions or screen paintings. Enamels are handmade paintings made by French artists living and working in France in respect of the Limoges tradition. Each painting is unique and signed by the artist. Few words about the enameling process.
Enameling is glass fused to metal at high heat. The piece is fired at about 1450 degrees F for several minutes and removed from the hot kiln. The enameling process is specific: the enamelist must have a good knowledge of the colors and the effect of heat on them, as some of them change with the firing. An individual enameled copper tile will have been fired six to ten or more times.
Metals may be worked - etched, chased, formed, etc. Before any enamel is applied. Enameling is characterized by brilliant, non-fading colors, tremendous durability, variety of color effects depending on angle of light, and tremendous versatility. The medium of enameling goes back two thousand years and forms part of the artistic heritage on six continents. Limoges, France, is a famous center of vitreous enamel production.The item "Vintage Enamel over Convex Copper signed by René RESTOUEIX, Limoges, France" is in sale since Saturday, February 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "oceandesagesse-2008" and is located in Yerres. This item can be shipped worldwide.