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Cloisonné

enamel metal surface object

Cloisonné, artistic process by which metal objects are decorated with enamel. Metal strips are soldered edgewise onto the surface of the object, creating compartments (cloisons) to be filled with colored enamel. When the object is heated, the enamel fuses with the surface. Originally a Persian technique, cloisonné was perfected by the Chinese, Japanese, and French.

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