Cloisonne is an enamelling technique in which the pattern is formed by wires soldered to the surface of the object to be decorated, which is usually made from copper, forming cells or cloisons, each of which holds a single colour of enamel paste which is then fired, and ground and polished. The champleve technique also uses an enamelling technique, but the cells are formed by carving into the surface ot the object, or in the casting. The cloisonne technique has been in use since the 12th century BC in the west, but the technique did not reach China until the 13th or 14th century. It became popular in China in the 18th century. Initially bronze or brass bodies were used, and in the 19th century copper, at which time the quality of th eitems produced began to decline. Chinese cloisonné is the best known enamel cloisonné, though the Japanese produced large quantities from the mid-19th century, of very high technical quality. In the west the cloisonne technique was revived in the mid 19th century following imports from China, and its use continued in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.
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A pair of Chinese cloisonne enamel figures of deer, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the lovely standing figures, with their heads turned, one facing to the left, the other to the right in mirror image, finely cast with gilt metal antlers, ears and hoofs. Their b
A pair of Chinese turquoise cloisonne long Legged water birds, 19th/20th century, the metal inlaid with arabesque scrolling in multi coloured enamels and highlighted in gilt, the wings lift off, height 36 cm
A Chinese carved jade and cloisonne bracelet, The jade and cloisonne of late Qing to Republic period, some parts possibly later, 18.5 cm wide (extended), 8.5 cm long. Provenance: Perth private collection, acquired privately for $8000 in 2008, hence by desc
Cloisonne pair of Mandarin ducks with removable covers, the hen with front & underbelly in white & multi coloured flight feathers, the drake similar, distinguished by his crest & the raised colourful plumage on his sides, on fitted carved timbe
A large two story cloisonne cricket cage, with impressed mark to base, the songs from insects has been written about for centuries, a cricket club was established in Shanghai in 1885 for collecting & showing off their specimens, height 23 cm, length 23 cm.
Chinese cloisonne swan figure, finely decorated with red, green, black and blue scrolling motifs on a turquoise ground, on wooden stand, height 40 cm width 60 cm. Provenance: Property of a Lady, Sarah J. Conger Nee Pike, wife of the American Ambassador in
A pair of cloisonne enamel bird-form censers, 19th/20th century, (2), each standing on long legs with head raised facing forward, the detachable wings forming the cover, decorated in colours on the turquoise ground with stylised bird and scroll motifs, the
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