Engine Turning

Engine Turned Enamel Match Striker
A Gold and Enamel Match Striker Featuring Enameled Sunburst Engine Turning. By Abram Beilin, St Petersburg, 1908-1917. Photo Courtesy of Sotheby's.

Engine turning is a swirled design produced on metal through the use of a special lathe. Usually, translucent enamel is applied over the design to highlight the pattern.

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