Chinese cloisonné vase


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Technique of Beijing cloisonné enamels.

The enameling of vases, bowls, dishes, boxes, decorated with refined designs, and bright colours is a marvelous and ancestral art and craft from Beijing.

This long, refined  and complicated process has many manufacturing steps, hammering, interweaving of copper wires, welding, enamel  filling, as well as several stages of baking and polishing, and finally gilding. Over the years, craftsmen have added their innovating touches, so that today there are many varieties and styles of cloisonné.  The cloisonné is known as ‘Blue Jingtai’, name of the seventh Emperor Ming, under whose reign, enameling is a craft noted and appreciated.

This vase is 31cm high.