Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets

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Description

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.

Museum Story

An art form originating in the Middle East and elevated in China, after its arrival there in the 13th and 14th centuries, the cloisonné technique adorns copper or bronze objects with copper wire designs. The resulting cells are then filled with enamel, fired in a kiln and polished, creating a harmonious contrast between the gleaming metal and the jewel-hued enamel. These charming Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets are reminiscent of butterfly depictions found on cloisonné vases in our National Museum of Natural History’s Asian ethnological collections.

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3"w.

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5

Susan Mitchell

April 12, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful butterflies

The butterflies are unique and beautiful. I purchased sets for each of my daughters and they were so pleased with them. I plan to order another set for myself!

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Blossoms

March 3, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Love

I am in LOVE with these. They shine and brighten up my home. I don't use them to hold anything up, just on metal shelves as accents to my space. The colors are gorgeous! Very pleased.

5

elena cardozo

February 8, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Good quality

Beautiful and good quality. My friend loved this gift.

5

Sandra Wilson

February 1, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Will make a lovely gift

Beautiful.

2

L Theis

January 22, 2022

Customer Rating: 2 out of 5 Magnets won't stay on the back

I bought two sets of these butterflies. They are beautiful. However, the magnets will not stay attached to the backs. Disappointing.

5

Patricia Witt

January 17, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Exquisite

The workmanship, the attention to detail, and the brilliant colors are exquisite. Very delighted! The size is also good.

5

Lynette

January 17, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Butterfly magnets

Very pretty and colorful.

5

Rodney Hunter

January 11, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Super!

More beautiful, and more pleasing to my wife the recipient, than I had anticipated!

5

Jane Aransky

January 7, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I gave them as holiday gifts. Everybody LOVED them.

I gave them as holiday gifts. Everybody LOVED them. Just as a side comment, I put them on my fridge and twice one fell off. The butterfly was perfect except the magnet fell off. I glued it back on with no problem.

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