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.

Details

3"w.

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kat

November 20, 2014

Customer Rating: 2 out of 5 Magnets were broken off three of the four butterfl...

Magnets were broken off three of the four butterflys when they arrived. Pretty yet be prepared to have to repair and enhance. Magnets are very weak and will not stick to anything vertical. To not waste the $30 I will try to find stronger magnets to glue on....since three of them are already broken off. Disappointing to say the least. Michigan

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Peg

May 20, 2014

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 I have ordered this item for two very different in...

I have ordered this item for two very different individuals and they both loved the butterflies. CT

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pammieblue

January 29, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 These are beautiful butterfly magnets that my frie...

These are beautiful butterfly magnets that my friend adored. They were a beautiful gift!! california

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lianateach

January 10, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 These make excellent, thoughtful and useful gifts....

These make excellent, thoughtful and useful gifts. They are attractive and not cheap looking at all. Very cheerful addition where magnets are needed. NJ

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Magnet Magnet

January 10, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I bought this set to break up and give as stocking...

I bought this set to break up and give as stocking stuffers for Christmas. They were so beautiful, I ordered an additional set so I could have them in my home. Brilliant colors, great detail and excellent craftsmanship set these decorative magnets apart from all others. Muncie, IN

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AJ

January 3, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful addition to any room you need a decorati...

Beautiful addition to any room you need a decorative magnet! Great stocking stuffer. Illinois

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SHEILA

December 20, 2013

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 A CHEERFUL ADDITION TO ANY REFRIGERATOR DOOR MAGNE...

A CHEERFUL ADDITION TO ANY REFRIGERATOR DOOR MAGNET COLLECTION BALTIMORE MARYLAND

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Bdm

October 4, 2013

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Will give as a gift....

Will give as a gift. home

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mmanny

July 12, 2013

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 Very attractive! Beautiful addition to our kitche...

Very attractive! Beautiful addition to our kitchen. TX

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