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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HAL9000INDC

May 28, 2012

Customer Rating: 2 out of 5 This was given to my mom as a Mothers Day gift and...

This was given to my mom as a Mothers Day gift and sent directly to her from the catalog. when she opened the box, she told me they were pretty... and then immediately the magnets on the back of three of the four popped off! She told me she could re-attach them with a hot glue gun, but really! That is NOT the kind of gift you want to give your mother on Mothers Day!! Washington, DC

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Little Sis

May 3, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I bought this for a birthday gift for my sister wh...

I bought this for a birthday gift for my sister who is really into butterflies. They are nice and the magnet is fairly powerful. They will serve their purpose of holding papers, coupons, etc. on the refrigerator. Houston, TX

5

grandmalu

January 9, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Perfect gift for the woman who has everything....

Perfect gift for the woman who has everything. new york

5

Gran Jan

January 4, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I have the most attractive refrigerator door in th...

I have the most attractive refrigerator door in the neighborhood . Wonderful gift for friends . Grayson, GA

5

Lisa

January 3, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 A tasteful and beautiful decoration for the refrig...

A tasteful and beautiful decoration for the refrigerator. Virginia

5

CriticalShopper

January 2, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 The magnets are pretty strong. The designs are be...

The magnets are pretty strong. The designs are beautiful. Since they are a recent purchase, I can't comment about durability. Chicago

5

Barbara James

January 1, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Cloisoon Butterfly Magnets were the perfect birthd...

Cloisoon Butterfly Magnets were the perfect birthday gift for my sister who has everything . She is a butterfly expert.....the art work is georgeous...Virginia delighted in my gift to her.... Atlantic Beach, Florida

5

Giver

December 28, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I gave the set as a gift to my nephew's fiancee an...

I gave the set as a gift to my nephew's fiancee and she loved them. Grand Junction, CO

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Tim

December 27, 2011

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 Purchased as Christmas gifts for others. Everyone...

Purchased as Christmas gifts for others. Everyone enjoyed them. Illinois

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