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Specimens of enameled work are yet extant of early British, Saxon, and Norman manufacture.
An enameled jewel, made by order of Alfred the Great, A. D. 887, was discovered in Somersetshire, England, and is preserved at Oxford.
An enameled gold cup was presented by King John to the corporation of Lynn, Norfolk, and is yet preserved.
Luca della Robbia, born about 1410, applied tin enamel to pottery, and excelled in the art.
Bernard Palissy, the Huguenot potter, born about 1500, devoted many years to the discovery and application of enamels of various colors to pottery.
He was remarkably successful in true copies of natural objects.
His method died with him. He died in 1589, in prison, for consciencea sake.
John Petitot, of Geneva (1607 – 91), is regarded as one of the first to excel in portraits.
He worked for Charles I. of England, and subsequently for Louis XIV.
The revocation of the Edict of Nantes drove him from France to the city of his birt