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VINTAGE

Cloissone Enamel

Turquoise Blue & White

Christmas Theme

French Style Flowers

Gold Applique

UK Size U 

RING

Costume Jewellery

 

Available at:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294056618087

 
 

SUPPLEMENTAL READING:

 

Cloisonné (French pronunciation: [klwazɔne])

is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects

with colored material held in place or separated by metal strips or wire,

normally of gold.

In recent centuries, vitreous enamel has been used,

but inlays of cut gemstones, glass and other materials

were also used during older periods;

indeed cloisonné enamel very probably began

as an easier imitation of cloisonné work using gems.

The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné.[1]

The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French[2])

to the metal object by soldering or affixing silver or gold

as wires or thin strips placed on their edges.

These remain visible in the finished piece,

separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays,

which are often of several colors.

Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on

with enamel powder made into a paste,

which then needs to be fired in a kiln.

If gemstones or colored glass is used,

the pieces need to be cut or ground into the shape of each cloison.

    

In antiquity, the cloisonné technique was mostly used for jeweller

 and small fittings for clothes, weapons or similar small objects

decorated with geometric or schematic designs,

with thick cloison walls.

In the Byzantine Empire techniques

using thinner wires were developed

to allow more pictorial images to be produced,

mostly used for religious images and jewellery,

and by then always using enamel.

This style was used and developed in Europe,

especially in Carolingian and Ottonian art.

By the 14th century this enamel technique

had been replaced in Europe by champlevé,

but had had spread to China,

where it was soon used for much larger vessels such as bowls and vases;

the technique remains common in China to the present day,

and cloisonné enamel objects using Chinese-derived styles

were produced in the West from the 18th century.

   

 

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloisonn%C3%A9

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