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

Pierre

December 25, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I had bought these last year and since then when m...

I had bought these last year and since then when my grandchildren come to visit they must look at them and touch them. Now, they will have their own.. Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

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Susan

December 17, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 When I saw these in the catalogue, I knew immediat...

When I saw these in the catalogue, I knew immediately who I wanted to give them to. I know her Christmas will be brightened by the beauty of these butterfly magnets. Colorado Springs, CO

5

Janey

December 15, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I purchased these butterfly magnets as a gift. I...

I purchased these butterfly magnets as a gift. I was very impresed with the quality, design and colors. Very attractive. Colorado

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none

December 5, 2011

Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 I use them as magnets on a screen door, when the m...

I use them as magnets on a screen door, when the magnest fall out they are of no use, even though they are beautiful Medina OH

4

lawjohn

January 5, 2011

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 Pretty design, wife loved them. On one of the but...

Pretty design, wife loved them. On one of the butterflies, the metal cup that the magnet fit in was bent causing the magnet not to seat properly. A little hot-glue and all is well though. Portland, OR

5

wardhope

December 28, 2010

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 They are refrigerator magnets!...

They are refrigerator magnets! port hope, canada

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G.T.

December 26, 2010

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 These refrigerator magnets are very substantial, y...

These refrigerator magnets are very substantial, yet delicate in appearance, and each one is painted with a very beautiful and intricate design. I bought four sets. One for myself and three gifts. This is a gift that can be enjoyed and is useful through the whole year. Olympia, WA

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Will C.

December 26, 2010

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 n/a...

n/a Toronto, Canada

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tam

December 23, 2010

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 very beautiful !!!!!...

very beautiful !!!!! Manchester

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