Miniature on hot enamel

"The advantage of sculptures is in how lasting they are, however, painting can be as lasting. If the painting is made on thick copper plate covered with white glaze using enamel paints, and it is later placed in fire and is burned there, then it will last forever, even longer than sculpture... If bronze sculpture lasts for a long time, painting on enamel is eternal. While bronze sculpture becomes black and brown, enamel painting preserves its brightness and softness of paints and it is endlessly varied"

Leonardo da Vinci. "Paragone of the Arts" treatise


Miniature on enamel developed unusually well in Europe of the 17th century (first of all, in France). Well-known Limoges enamels are well known no less than famous Limoges porcelain. The technique has been widely used not only in jewelry but also in clock-making business. Clock faces and lids of watches were painted over.

The main advantage of miniature on hot enamel is preserving the brightness of paints for many centuries. Due to extreme difficulty in making, no more than a dozen manufacturing productions make watches with enamel today with enamel painting.

It has been fashionable lately to paint on sapphire glass. Paying tribute to fashion, we use this technology as well.