Cloisonné Enamelware

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Cloisonne or 'Cloisonné' are metalwork objects with decoration that is applied by creating separating sections using wire or thin metal. The sections are filled with different coloured enamels to create a visual image or pattern and the whole piece be fired multiple times to realise the colours.

Japanese Cloisonne enamelware is a technique introduced to Japan around the Tokugawa period during the 16th century. Chinese Cloisonne enamelware is a technique that is understood to have been introduced during the 18th century.


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