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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Large Oriental cloisonne and porcelain vase, with floral cloisonne base and gilt porcelain decoration, on wooden stand, with scroll of authenticity, height 36 cm approx (without stand) Provenance: Gift to NSW government, c.2012
A Japanese cloisonne vase, Meiji period (1868-1912) with elongated neck, gold and silver wired decoration. Adorned with two-tones of Sakura cherry blossom, in bloom with multi-toned foliage. Applied on an opulent jade green ground. 24 cm high
A Japanese cloisonne small vase, Meiji period, circa 1900, very finely decorated with silver and gilt silver rims and silver cloisons, 'Ando Jubei' mark to the base. 11.5 cm high. Provenance: An old Melbourne Private Collection
A small Chinese cloisonne and gilt yen yen vase, late Ming Dynasty, 17th century, decorated with a lotus scroll between stylized borders, a pair of gilt key-fret bronze handles on the neck, English ADA. sticker to base. 16 cm high. Provenance: Collection o
A Chinese cloisonne vase, probably Republic Era, early to mid 20th century, a baluster shaped waisted vase with two oval reserves depicting birds in foliage settings on a blue ground, with exotic butterflies and flora in colours against a black ground and
A miniature cloisonne vase Qing dynasty of moon flask shape, set on the sides with four gilt lug handles and decorated with lotus sprays on the turquoise ground, either side with a medallion of figures in a garden setting 5.8 cm high
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