2.2 inches (5.7 cm). 8.47 ounces (240 grams). Cloisonné is the technique of creating designs on metal vessels with colored-glass paste placed within enclosures made of copper or bronze wires, which have been bent or hammered into the desired pattern.
Known as cloisonné (French for "partitions"), the enclosures generally are either pasted or soldered onto the metal body. The glass paste, or enamel, is colored with metallic oxide and painted into the contained areas of the design. The vessel is usually fired at a relatively low temperature, about 800°C.
Enamels commonly shrink after firing, and the process is repeated several times to fill in the designs. Once this process is complete, the surface of the vessel is rubbed until the edges of the cloisonné are visible. Cloisonné is a slow and technically difficult process, which has always made it expensive and highly sought after. An absolute must for lovers of Antique Oriental Chinese Collectables.
THIS SET HAS BEEN IN THE SAME EUROPEAN FAMILY PRIVATE COLLECTION. FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS. The item offered is guaranteed authentic. All pictures are actual - you will receive what you see. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INVOICE.The item "ANTIQUE CLOISONNÉ CHINESE IMPERIAL SET / circa 1821-1850" is in sale since Thursday, September 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes". The seller is "ginafogel" and is located in Aliso Viejo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.