Learn about Cloisonne

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 Chinese 'Peacock & Floral' cloisonne charger, on ornate floral carved timber stand, width 52 cm

Chinese cloisonne bowl, on hardwood stand, 20.5 cm diameter

A Chinese cloisonne dragon decorated bowl and a lidded vase, 20th century, 14 cm high, 24 cm wide & 35 cm high

Japanese cloisonne charger, of circular form, decorated with birds perched amongst flowering branches, in tones of white, pink and green, on a light blue ground, a/f, diameter 30.5 cm

Chinese 20th century cloisonne bowl, of circular form, with curved sides, decorated with a central dragon and flaming pearl, in tones of red, blue, yellow and green on a black ground, raised on a circular foot, diameter 20.5 cm

An antique Chinese cloisonne bowl, Qing Dynasty, 19th century, the brass bowl centred with a roundel of two deity figures including an ascetic, and a broad border of lotus blooms and leaves, the exterior with similar flora, auspicious Buddhist objects and

Cloisonne Oriental bowl decorated with scale work and flowers

Cloisonne bowl with carved Stone / Jade tree, approx 25 cm high

A 19th century cloisonne plate. Japanese cloisonne display plate with, central circular medallion featuring Phoenix, six border panels depicting butterflies & flowers, diameter 18 cm

A pair of Chinese cloisonne chargers, 20th century, decorated in colours with birds and butterflies, 30 cm diameter

A Chinese cloisonne 'qilin' charger, 35.5 cm diam. Provenance: Western Australia private collection, acquired locally during the 1990s

Japanese cloisonne bowl, with floral & butterfly decoration on a blue ground, on timber stand, 15.5 cm diameter approx.

Large green Japanese cloisonne bowl, on timber stand, D21 cm approx

Cloisonne bowl on stand with floral decoration on a blue ground, 20.5 cm diameter approx

A large and impressive Japanese cloisonne charger, the centre decorated with peacocks, cranes, peony roses and bamboo on a blue ground, the border in conforming floral decoration. diameter 60.5 cm

Japanese cloisonne charger on stand on a red ground with copper wire inlay, depicting two blue birds on cherry blossom branches amongst other flowers, surrounded by a blue foliate geometric border, the underside decorated in copper wire with continuous cur

Large Chinese cloisonne bowl decorated with butterfly and blossoms, diameter 3 cm approx

A Chinese cloisonne Buddhist emblems and scrolling lotus' bowl, Jingtai four-character incised mark, 16.8 cm diameter. Provenance: Western Australia private collection, acquired in the early 1990s

Large round Cloisonne lidded bowl with butterfly and lotus decoration, diameter 25 cm approx

A Chinese cloisonne bowl, 20th century, with lion form handles, height 8.5 cm, diameter 12.5 cm

Vintage Japanese cloisonne charger some loss of enamel, 31 cm diameter approx.

Vintage cloisonne multi coloured bowl with dragon decoration, 25 cm diameter

A Chinese gilt bronze and cloisonne enamel figure of an elephant, on a turquoise background, the elephant stands erect on four legs, on a double detachable based tray, upon his saddle, rests a detachable gourd-shaped enamelled vase, with scroll handles, 58

A very large Chinese cloisonne enamel dragon charger, 19th century, decorated with vibrant 'Doucai' enamels to the interior of the plate and depicting the auspicious nine dragons. A principle Imperial five-clawed yellow dragon is surrounded by another eigh

A Meiji period (1868-1911) period, cloisonn? plate decorated with a flying crane and flowering branches 43 cm wide.

A Chinese covered enamel and cloisonne bowl, late Qing Dynasty, late 19th to early 20th century, beautifully decorated with a circular roundel depicting birds in flight over flowering peony, with similarly decorated smaller plaques to the cover and base, u

A pair of Chinese cloisonne chargers, Qing Dynasty, later 19th century, in hues of teal, navy, aqua and green, each depicting a dramatically posed bird of prey with white egrets amidst iris, paulownia blooms and willow, bordered with alternate hemispherica

A large Chinese cloisonne bowl, yellow ground with auspicious symbols and garlands, housed on stand, 8 cm x 35.5 cm

A bronze cloisonne Sakyamuni statue, with cloisonne decoration, sitting in lotus seat, hands showing Dhyana-Mudra with a small bowl in palm of hands, 19.5 cm high

Vintage Cloisonne floral display plate, width 24.5 cm approx

Antique Japanese silver rimmed cloisonne bowl, decorated with a carp fish, height 13 cm approx, ex private collection of Leo Schofield

A Chinese cloisonne bowl with stand, people's Republic era, second half 20th century, the low form bowl in deep green decorated inside and out with writhing red and yellow dragons chasing a flaming pearl below a border of blue, red and light green lingzhi