Bernard Doherty Artist in Gold

Bernard Doherty Artist in Gold. Enamel Art, Art enamelled Jewellery, featuring plique a' jour enamelling. All the pieces displayed are original art works and are mostly made in 18ct gold. The work is best described as ‘Art Nouveau Revival’.

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Plique a’ Jour an explanation.

In cloisonné, the enamel fills little cloisons (cells) of metal which separate the various colours, so that the outlines of the metal show on the surface. The cells are made of narrow strips of metal wire which have been soldered to the base.  An extension of this technique is plique a` jour, which was undoubtedly the most inventive and important technique in Art Nouveau jewellery, as well as being one of the most difficult of all enamelling processes.

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Copyright all images and designs Bernard Doherty 1948 - 2025