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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Kath

January 9, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 These Cloisinne butterfly magnets are the most bea...

These Cloisinne butterfly magnets are the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, that is , other than a real butterfly. You could give these as a gift, but not to young children, as they're somewhat fragile and, their beauty could only be appreciated by some one older. Howell, NJ

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Fred

January 8, 2016

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 Overall very satisfied with items. Very attractive...

Overall very satisfied with items. Very attractive. Medway ohio

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jjvcav

December 28, 2015

Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 Was very pleased upon reception, all 4 are quite a...

Was very pleased upon reception, all 4 are quite attractive, Placed one on fridge, upon removal the magnet (powerful) separated from the metal. It appears that a substance such as super glue was used to attach them. Weaker magnets or a small alligator clip to attach to a variety of materials maybe better. PSL, Florida

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Donnybrook

December 22, 2015

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 The Butterfly Magnets are very colorful and attrac...

The Butterfly Magnets are very colorful and attractive. I had to reglue one of the magnets with Super Glue. May have a problem with magnets when trying to remove from the refrigerator. Outstanding customer service by Smithsonian Store!! Texas

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Nanjen

December 20, 2015

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 These butterfly magnets are a gift for a daughter-...

These butterfly magnets are a gift for a daughter-in-law who loves all things butterfly. Not only are they attractive, but functional as well! Camas, WA

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Lady D

December 15, 2015

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Gifts for special female friends and colleagues. T...

Gifts for special female friends and colleagues. The butterfles convey how these ladies are loved and/or appreciated. Apple Valley, CA

5

naturelover

November 24, 2015

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Bought these as a Christmas gift for my good frien...

Bought these as a Christmas gift for my good friend who loves butterflies. They are quite beautiful. Should have purchased for myself as well. Seem to be well made. Norfolk, VA

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Steve

January 4, 2015

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 The butterflies are beautiful. One of the four, ho...

The butterflies are beautiful. One of the four, however, had no magnet. Alton, Illinois

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ajt

December 29, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Gave one to each of the ladies who came to a party...

Gave one to each of the ladies who came to a party on Boxing Day. cockeysville md

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