Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets

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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.

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

Admirer of beauty

December 16, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 They look more beautiful and are larger than they...

They look more beautiful and are larger than they appear in the photo IL

5

Jane S.

December 16, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 These butterfly magnets are lovely. I plan to give...

These butterfly magnets are lovely. I plan to give them to friends going through a major transition to embody the beautiful transformation that can happen in transition. Oakland, CA

5

Linda

December 10, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Just the perfect gift given to my close friends!...

Just the perfect gift given to my close friends! Reminds me of the Resurrection of Jesus, Savior!!! Saraland, AL

5

Nature lover

December 3, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 These make great fridge magnets they are so bright...

These make great fridge magnets they are so bright and pretty. Also can use as single gifts or stocking stuffers. Providence, RI

5

Josiane

November 19, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I like to shop for interesting holiday gifts for m...

I like to shop for interesting holiday gifts for my good friends who share "café time" with me throughout the year. The cloisonné butterflies are colorful and the ladies will love them. Thank you! Montana

5

Wends

October 17, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I order 14 boxes of 4 to give as a table favor for...

I order 14 boxes of 4 to give as a table favor for my 80th birthday and everybody LOVED them. I had 1 for each person placed on their napkins. Manchester VT

5

BerwynBill

October 8, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I bought 2 sets of these butterfly magnets and I g...

I bought 2 sets of these butterfly magnets and I gave 1 butterfly to each of my (and my late wife's ) close friends in memory of my Best Friend in the Whole World. Berwyn IL

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Roger K in LA

March 14, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 They look great - a high quality look at a good pr...

They look great - a high quality look at a good price. They are rather thin and delicate looking, but that feels appropriate for butterflies. Brightness of colors is a high point! West Hollywood, CA

4

Dave the grateful son

January 12, 2016

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 I bought this as a Christmas gift for my mother an...

I bought this as a Christmas gift for my mother and she loved them! I am very happy with the quality of these butterflies and will most likely buy from the Smithsonian Store again. Tallahassee, Fl

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