Alexander Fisher


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(b 1864; d 1936). English goldsmith who specialized in enamels. He attended Louis Dalpayrat's lectures (1885) on enamel painting, which he subsequently studied in Paris. His surviving works in this medium include The Wagner Girdle (1896; V&A, London) and Jewel Casket: Fortune's Treasure Chest (Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford). In 1906 he collected his periodical essays as a book entitled The Art of Enamelling on Metal.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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