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

gdebruin

April 29, 2013

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I bought these for hostess gifts. All recipients...

I bought these for hostess gifts. All recipients were very pleased. Of course, I kept one for myself. Charlotte,NC

5

river liver

January 14, 2013

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 The butterflies are quite pretty. The colors are...

The butterflies are quite pretty. The colors are bright and well integrated. The metal is not very strong, but the overall effect is very pleasant. Texas

5

Stephwa

December 13, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I bought these as a gift for my mother to post art...

I bought these as a gift for my mother to post artwork from her grandchildren on her refrigerator. Strong enough to hold and attractive in her kitchen. SF Bay Area

5

RSA

August 2, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Place on fridge for decoration. Just adds to the r...

Place on fridge for decoration. Just adds to the room! San Antonio, TX

5

Bob

June 23, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 My wife loves butterflies. Since we have been mar...

My wife loves butterflies. Since we have been married for 60+ years, gifts are hard to think of, especially those which do not mark any anniversary but are just spur-of-the-moment things. These butterflies fit the bill wonderfully well. Piscataway, NJ

5

Nama

June 13, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 great gift...

great gift California

3

MrSquid

June 10, 2012

Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 I bought three of these, one for myself and two to...

I bought three of these, one for myself and two to give away for gifts. Packaged very well but the magnet fell out of one as I put it on my fridge. Thank God for Elmer's glue. They obviously don't have good glue in China. Virginia City, NV

5

Grammy

June 10, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Adds beautiful color to my kitchen...

Adds beautiful color to my kitchen Decatur, Georgia

5

Glenn

June 10, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 We bought these butterflies for a friend's birthda...

We bought these butterflies for a friend's birthday present. They were a big hit. The pictures online don't do them justice-they are much prettier. One note: when you get giftrwapping, that's what you get. These items come in a cardboard box that says "MADE IN CHINA" in huge letters, which was an annoyance for me (though our friend didn't care), so I would have liked to know about the box ahead of time. Otherwise, it was simply perfect. San Antonio

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