1800’s ANTIQUE BRONZE ASIAN CLOISONNÉ LARGE FLOWER BIRD VASE

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This is a wonderful vintage Asian large 10” bronze cloisonné vase. It is very detailed and super quality made In the cloisonné technique, thin strips of metal are bent and curved to follow the outline of a decorative pattern; they are then attached, usually soldered, to the surface of the metal object, forming miniature walls that meet and create little cells between them. Into these cells, the powdered enamel is laid and fused. After it has cooled, the surface can be polished to remove imperfections and to add to the brilliance. The cloisonné technique is particularly suited to objects made of gold, such as jewelryMany cloisonné body ornaments have been found in tombs dating B.C.  Today, international museums are displaying examples of Byzantine, Celtic, Persian, Egyptian, Slav, Greek, Islamic and Russian cloisonné pieces, from the B.C. and A.D. periods.

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