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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 301
Millefiore enameling was widely popular in Gaul, where it was often used to decorate disk brooches and vessels. In this technique, the artist fuses together glass rods of different colors. The multicolored rods are then cut into cross sections, which are placed in a metal base and heated sufficiently for them to adhere. The result is an intricate pattern of flowers and checkerboards.
Joseph Chmielowski, Ochakov, Ukraine ? (sold 1922); his sale, American Art Galleries, New York (February 24, 1922, no. 760)
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