Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What a Gem(mo)

"Gemmo" is the name of a very special type of 50's porcelain from the German company, Heinrich. The artisans employed an ingenious technique wherein they would hand-cut designs into the surface of the porcelain with a diamond wheel, then gild the grooves with 24k gold and then fire the piece...with brilliant results. A great collectible, tiny but impressive at 4" high.

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