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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Pat

November 11, 2010

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 These butterflies are the loveliest I have ever se...

These butterflies are the loveliest I have ever seen and it's a pleasure to give these away for Christmas. They will turn any fridge into a work of art! Toronto, Canada

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smhawk

October 28, 2010

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 In addition to being on my refrigerator, this is a...

In addition to being on my refrigerator, this is about the fourth order for these. I have been using them, one at a time, as hostess gifts when going to cocktails or dinner. They alway meet with rave reviews. They are as substantial as they look in the picture and have the look of good quality to them. Charleston, South Carolina

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Kaya

October 7, 2010

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Very delicate butterflies, a great addition to you...

Very delicate butterflies, a great addition to your fridge/any metal surface in the house NY

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Jelly Bean

August 29, 2010

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 These are perfect gifts. I have four friends with...

These are perfect gifts. I have four friends with whom I exchange gifts. An item like this can be given individually and is not something that will embaras anyone by being extravagent. New Jersey

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Butterfly Lover

July 13, 2010

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Lovely for gift or own use. Magnets are strong an...

Lovely for gift or own use. Magnets are strong and butterflies are each of a different design. Would adorn a refrigerator nicely! Southern California

5

Tom B

July 13, 2010

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 A great alternative to the standard refrigerator m...

A great alternative to the standard refrigerator magnet. Attractive, well constructed and colorful. Woodbridge, NJ

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