Cloisonné Handmade Hummingbird Ornament

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Description

Richly enameled over copper in the centuries-old cloisonné tradition, this finely articulated hummingbird ornament is made entirely by hand. Adorning a window, a tree, or a garden, this exquisite hummingbird features gold-plated accents. Gift boxed. Ribbon not included.

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

3.5"l. x 3"w.

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Deborah

January 7, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful ornament!

It took a while for it to ship but it was well worth the wait. It is a very beautiful ornament. I did not see in the description that this is also articulated.

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Carolyn Iamon

January 5, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Pretty bird

I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my friend. She loves it and so do I. The colors are gorgeous and his little tail bobs up and down. Very satisfied.

5

CMH

January 3, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful ornament

Was a gift and recipient loved it.

5

Ruth

January 1, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Hummingbird ornament

So pretty. It was a gift to friend who just loves it.

5

Walter B Fuller

December 30, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Very good quality

Wife is a big hummingbird fan and really liked it!

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Annette

December 26, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful!!

I collect cloisonne ornaments and the hummingbird is stunning on my tree. I will hang it on a curtain rod after the Holidays.

5

Loretta DeLoach

November 26, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Hummingbird Ornament

I love hummingbirds. They are beautiful, delicate yet strong. I have this exact ornament as it depicts the hummingbird so perfectly.

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