Inside the Collection

Tag: enamel

Viennese Nef c 1880

December 20, 2017

Eva Czernis-Ryl
In preparation for the display of this intriguing copper-and-silver nef, one of the Museum’s late 19th century Viennese ornaments, our conservators located previously hidden maker’s marks which prompted renewed attention to the object’s origin, design and function.

Enamel signs, electric light and cloisonné

May 31, 2010

Debbie Rudder
The Powerhouse Museum has an exceedingly eclectic collection, but what objects bring these three themes together? The first is a rather large maker's plate that was souvenired from a crane in the derelict Ultimo Power House before the site became the museum.