Chinese Cloisonné

Cloisonné is a term that refers to any enameled piece wherein fields of enamel color are set against a piece of metal within specific areas outlined with wires. Cloisonné-style techniques were first used in China during the Ming Dynasty and developed further in the creation of beautiful, decorative and functional objects through the Qing Dynasty. Cloisonné enamel items were also made in Japan during the 19th and early 20th centuries. If this style interests you, please browse our collection of similar items on our Hartman Rare Art eBay Store.