Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets

Product Rating: 5 out of 5 (105 reviews) Write a Review
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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.

Details

3"w.

Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5

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5

Jeanne Jones

November 10, 2023

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Great hostess gift, grab bag, etc.

Beautiful!! Ordered another set!

5

Marcia Jones

April 20, 2023

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful Cloisonné

I love these magnets so much that after purchasing for myself, I ordered 2 sets for gifts.

3

Art StGeorge

July 6, 2022

Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 Not what I expected

Honestly, these look like they were painted by a child and not an experienced artist. Of course from China you come to expect the unexpected.

5

Paula Sarvis

June 7, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful magnets!!

These Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets are absolutely gorgeous and with a reasonable price point! I have ordered the set three times and will probably order more. The magnets make a nice single butterfly gift as does the whole set. I highly recommend the purchase.

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!

5

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.

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