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Introduction

Production Method




Introduction

Cloisonné ware was introduced to China during the Yuan Dynasty 1280 to 1368 and is also called "Copper-body and Wire-inlaid Enamel".

The Art became popular during the Ching Tai epoch of the Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1450-1457). This technique became so popular and the "Blue" color was the major color used, hence the traditional name of "CHINGTAI BLUE" was established.

The Art is still a thriving industry in China, with the artists' exquisite workmanship producing many decorative items such as clock cases, eggs, bowls and vases.






Production Method


1.
 Base hammering


2.
Wire curving and soldering


3.
Enamel filling and burning


4.
Second coating of enamel and burning


5.
Enamel coating and burning again


6.
Polishing


A 12 inch vase normally takes 6 to 9 months to complete


Wire curving and soldering


Enamel filling

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