“Dictionary of Enameling” by Erika Speel, 1998, 288 pages.
The splendor of the Pala d’Oro, the mystery of the Alfred Jewel, the genius of Renaissance goldsmiths. The Dictionary of Enamelling is the first book to provide a comprehensive guide to this most diverse of the decorative arts. Indispensable for anyone interested in the evolution of the enameling techniques, the book includes some 400 entries covering every aspect of its history. There are entries on key pieces, individual enamelers, designers, schools, techniques, and the major achievements of every era. The knowledge and insight of Erika Speel’s account are supported and enhanced by a brilliantly researched collection of 200 illustrations half of which are in full color, portraying the most dazzling and important pieces , a unique visual record of enameling history.