Charmian Deacon

Silver Enamel Jewellery

REPRESENTING THE ART NOUVEAU ERA


The beautiful art of enamelling has been practiced in almost every part of the ancient and modern world. It’s history reaches as far back as the Celts and Egyptians, but probably originated in the East.
The wonderful depth of colour on silver can only be achieved with enamel. No other medium can produce this stunning and brilliant effect.

 

 


I started my career in enamelling in 1972. While I was looking around the antique

markets in London I found many lovely pieces of enamelled jewellery which I

eventually decided to have cast in silver and enamel them in order to sell them at a

price which everyone could afford. Nicky Butler from Butler and Wilson was my first

buyer. I have also sold to Liberty’s of London and had it displayed in Harrods.

In 1985 I moved from London to Cornwall and after a while I started up my art again

in a converted garage at the bottom of the garden!

All of the following items of jewellery have been finely cast in sterling silver from the original and hand-enamelled by myself.