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Slide 0: Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets
Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets
$30.00
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Adorn your refrigerator (or any metal surface) with this fanciful quartet of hand-enameled Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets—each uniquely shaped and individually patterned. Butterflies are symbols of joy in Chinese culture. Set of 4. Made in China.
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Slide 1: A Collector's Passion: Ezzat-Malek Soudavar and Persian Lacquer
A Collector's Passion: Ezzat-Malek Soudavar and Persian Lacquer
Was: $30.00 Now: $20.99
Over her lifetime, Ezzat-Malek Soudavar (1913-2014) assembled a stellar collection of Persian art, including several hundred outstanding examples of lacquerware. Published for the first time in A Collector's Passion: Ezzat-Malek Soudavar and Persian Lacquer, most of the intricately designed book covers, mirror cases, and pen cases date from the Qajar era (1785-1925). As a respected collector of Persian art, Mrs. Soudavar appreciated these lacquer works for both their artistic quality and historical value. As a connoisseur of calligraphy and well versed in the art of penmanship, she cherished the pen cases and boxes for their association with her personal skill and enjoyment of the art of writing.

Abolala Soudavar generously offered his mother's collection of Persian laquerware as a gift to the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts and to the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC. A Collector's Passion: Ezzat-Malek Soudavar and Persian Lacquer begins with an overview of Mrs. Soudavar's remarkable life in Iran and her interest in the arts. Other essays address history and work of major lacquer artists of the Qajar era as well as the materials and techniques of Persian lacquer work. Twenty highlights from the collection and a fully illustrated checklist complete this introduction to one of the major collections of Persian lacquer worldwide.
 
Slide 2: Smithsonian Sotatsu Art Socks 3-Pack
Smithsonian Sotatsu Art Socks 3-Pack
Was: $35.00 Now: $23.99
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Aesthetic soles will appreciate this Smithsonian Sotatsu Art Socks 3-Pack, whose artistic designs—flowers, waves, and cranes—are adaptations of motifs from three artworks by famed 17th-century Japanese artist Tawaraya Sotatsu. Polyester/spandex. Made in the U.S.A. Package of 3, one each design, as shown.
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Slide 3: Pink Blossom Cloisonné Necklace
Pink Blossom Cloisonné Necklace
Was: $95.00 Now: $27.99
Timeless elegance for casual or dressier occasions, this long, graduated Pink Blossom Cloisonné Necklace is beaded with double-knotted orbs of cloisonné, whose traditional inlaid enamelwork is a beautiful example of an ancient art.
 
Slide 4: Chunky Glass Cube Necklace
Chunky Glass Cube Necklace
Was: $280.00 Now: $169.99
Incredibly lightweight despite its wonderful chunky look, each glass bead gracing this graduated strand is handmade using the ancient technique of lampworking. This Chunky Glass Cube Necklace is handmade in Canada by jewelry artist Alicia Niles. Each bead will vary slightly.
 
Slide 5: Floral Parrot Short Jacket
Floral Parrot Short Jacket
Was: $165.00 Now: $109.99
Elegant, versatile and easy to wear, this fitted open jacket with stand up collar features a painterly flower and parrot motif. 53% Nylon/47% Polyester. Lined. Imported. Pattern placement on this Floral Parrot Short Jacket will vary slightly.
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Slide 6: Empress Dyed Emerald Quartz Pierced Earrings
Empress Dyed Emerald Quartz Pierced Earrings
Was: $145.00 Now: $86.99
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Evoking the understated magnificence of Qing dynasty jewelry, faceted oval cabochons of dyed emerald are presented in elegant hand-sculpted settings—to gracefully dangle from rose-cut post earrings. Clear-coated brass and bronze. These Empress Dyed Emerald Quartz Pierced Earrings are handmade in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 7: Asian Bouquet Jacket
Asian Bouquet Jacket
Was: $155.00 Now: $99.99
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Chic at the office, dazzling at the opera, this versatile, two-button Asian Bouquet Jacket with ruffled standup collar is patterned with kimono-inspired motifs. Three-quarter sleeves with notched cuffs. Wrinkle-free. 68% Acetate/29% Polyester/3% Spandex. Made in the U.S.A. Pattern placement will vary slightly.
 
Slide 8: Cloisonné Bangle Bracelets
Cloisonné Bangle Bracelets
Was: $48.00 Now: $34.99
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More Bangle for Your Buck. Accessorize or gift these Cloisonné Bangle Bracelets as singles, doubles, or the entire set. Jeweled enamels paint beautiful floral designs over brass and trace them in gold-tone filigree. Each Cloisonné Bangle Bracelet features a hinged opening to fit most wrists. Presented in a velvet pouch. Set of 6 includes one each black, white, red, dark blue, purple and green.
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Slide 9: Glass Cube Dangle Earrings
Glass Cube Dangle Earrings
Was: $65.00 Now: $44.99
Handmade using the ancient technique of lampworking, graduated glass cubes with an exceptional lightness of being dangle from sterling silver findings and earwires. These Glass Cube Dangle Earrings are handmade in Canada by jewelry artist Alicia Niles. Each bead will vary slightly.
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Slide 10: Glass Cube Dangle Necklace
Glass Cube Dangle Necklace
Was: $110.00 Now: $79.99
Surprisingly lightweight, a trio of delicate glass beads—each handmade using the ancient technique of lampworking—is strung on an adjustable cord of red American leather and finished with a 2.5"l. silk tassel. This Glass Cube Dangle Necklace is handmade in Canada by jewelry artist Alicia Niles. Each bead will vary slightly.
 
Slide 11: Dragon & Eagle Ladies' Yukata
Dragon & Eagle Ladies' Yukata
Was: $75.00 Now: $59.99
Dramatically printed with dragons and eagles in rich shades of lapis, azure, and gold, this is a comfortable robe. This Dragon & Eagle Ladies' Yukata is artisan-made in the ancient city of Kyoto. (Included belt ships inside one of the sleeves.) 100% cotton. Made in Japan.
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