C L O I S O N N É - traditional artisan treasures from China (London)
condition: excellent make / manufacturer: CHINESE ARTISANS
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* The Chinese began to develop the Art of CLOISONNÉ during the 8th Century *
Cloisonné is the term used to describe a method of decorating metal with enamel.
Thin wire made of precious and semi-precious metals (such as silver, gold, bronze
and copper) are blended and gilded, then bent to form dozens of tiny cells (cloisons)
which are fused to the surface of an object to outline a design. After each cell is filled
with enamel colour, the object is then fired and polished, revealing intricate and
beautiful designs. Each bead of these miniature masterpieces created by skilled artisans,
can take up to four hours to produce by hand.
(We have toured centuries-old Cloisonné factories in China... highly recommended!)
The images attached are examples of pieces we have had and/or currently have (we
cannot guarantee availability of any particular design, but will be happy to help with
design selection and procurement where possible).
Below is a list of a few of them, with prices
(subject to change if/as/when suppliers change their prices).
Ornaments - Round, Star, Bell, Tree (from $8)
Eggs (1.25" = $5 / 2.5" = $8)
Jewel Boxes - Small Red Apple, Turtle, Owl ($15)
Spoons (Oval = $5 each / $16 set of 4) (Round = $7 each / $22 set of 4)
Thimbles (large size $6)
Hanging Charms (from $2)
Cell Phone Bobbles ($2)
There are several ways to get your Cloisonné:
1. Write to us with any of the images you are interested in,
we'll get back to you about availability
2. Write to us about any type of Cloisonné you wish, and
we will let you know if we have it or can get it for you.
3. Visit us (in London, ON) and choose the Cloisonné
(& other) items you wish from our extensive collection
of Asian treasures!
In all cases please be sure to provide your phone number
for easier communication as well as to provide photos,
links and other follow up related to your enquiry.
Do NOT contact this poster with unsolicited services or offers.