nearly a quarter of a century we have been importing the finest
in cloisonné products from the workshops of Chinese artisans.
These products, normally sold here in high-end salons, are now
available directly from China to our customers.
The cloisonné (pronounced: cloy-sun-ay) process was established
early in the era of the Ming Dynasty in China (1368 AD). It involves
hammering flat sheet copper into the shape of the vase. Small
strips of flat wire are then attached to the vase, forming the
structure of the design. Hard enamel is applied and the vase is
fired multiple times in order to build up the color-filled areas
to the height of the strips. Finally, the vase is polished smooth
and the metal parts are plated with gold.
These vases are not from a “factory” – each
one is painstakingly hand crafted and takes weeks to produce.
They are made in the same way that traditional cloisonné
vases have been produced in China for hundreds of years.
are now proud to announce the addition of cloisonné plates
and ornaments to our offerings – as well as selected jade
art and other handcrafted items designed to enhance the home or
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