Cloisonné Handmade Butterfly Ornament

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Description

Richly enameled over copper in the centuries-old cloisonné tradition, the magnificent markings of this handmade butterfly ornament adorn both sides. Decorating a window, a tree, or a garden, this exquisite butterfly 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 tea 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.

Details

3"l. x 3.25"w.

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Patricia Witt

January 17, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Stunning

So beautiful! Given as gift to my interior designer and she is leaving it on display all year! Excellent craftmanship and rich colors. Very pleased.

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Sonia from DC

December 27, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful Butterfly

I gave this to a friend as a gift. She loved it.

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Sandra

November 26, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Gorgeous

My granddaughter will love this as this year's Christmas ornament gift!

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