Cloisonné (Jǐngtàilán 景泰 蓝)

Catherine PAGANI

Detail of cloisonné beads. The cloisonné technique involves placing enamel paste into cells (French cloisons) that are formed from slender metal wires soldered onto a metal foundation. The wires become part of the overall design of when the piece is fired at a temperature high enough to fuse the paste without destroying the metal. PHOTO BY ANNA MYERS.

Cloisonné, also known as inlaid enamel, is a decorative art form brought to China from the West around….

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