Cloisonné Dragonfly Handmade Ornament

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Richly enameled over copper in the centuries-old cloisonné tradition, this opulent dragonfly ornament is made entirely by hand and intricately finished on all sides. Adorning a window, a tree, or a garden, this exquisite dragonfly features gold-plated accents. Gift boxed. Ribbon not included. 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, bronze, or brass 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. Cloisonné vases, boxes, and canisters can be found in our Freer Gallery of Art. Additionally, the Gallery's collections include two Meiji era Japanese wood block prints with hummingbirds. A gift to the nation from Charles Lang Freer, the Freer Gallery contains the world's most important collections of Asian art.


4"l. x 3.5"w.

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