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Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets
Item77042
4.55

(based on 80 reviews)

$30.00
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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.
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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
4.55

(based on 80 reviews)

December 14, 2019
5.05
"I originally received one butterfly as a gift along with other club members. Mine has been very stable and beautiful. I became interested in the Smithsonian and have since ordered several sets. I've given two sets recently to friends who were thrilled. I also ordered booklets on butterfly blessings and included one along with the magnets."
By Lorr
Fallbrook, CA
September 23, 2017
5.05
"These are beautiful butterflies. Good quality. I am going to give these out as gifts."
By D in MN
MN
September 23, 2017
5.05
"Very pleased. Beautiful collors. Just as pictured."
By Diana
Roseburg, Oregon
September 09, 2017
5.05
"I love these beautiful Cloisonne Butterfly magnets...great workmanship...I have them on my refrigerator...I gave one to a friend for her birthday and she loved it, too! I would definitely order from your company and would recommend others to order also. Thank you!"
By Cat Lady
Independence, MO
January 25, 2017
5.05
"These butterflies are beautiful and look great on the fridge."