19th CENTURY CLOISONNE’ ART VASE FLOWER VASE

20140211_007    Beautiful small 19th century cloisonne art flower vase, stunning colors and shape. Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamels, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold 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.  This one is gold metal and was made for the wealthy for the period.  The technique was in ancient times mostly used for jewellery and small fittings for clothes, weapons or similar small objects decorated with geometric or schematic designs 

 

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