Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by solderi
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- enamelware in which colored areas are separated by thin metal strips
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Ornamental craft technique in which thin metal strips are soldered in a pattern onto a metal surface, and the resulting compartments (cloisons) filled with coloured enamels
and fired. The technique...
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[ French, partitioned, from cloison
a partition.] Inlaid between partitions: -- said of enamel when the lines which divide the different patches of fields are composed of a kind of metal wire secured to the ground; as distinguished from champlevé
enamel, in wh
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enamelware in which colored areas are separated by thin metal strips
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• (a.) Inlaid between partitions: -- said of enamel when the lines which divide the different patches of fields are composed of a kind of metal wire secured to the ground; as distinguished from champleve enamel, in which the ground is engraved or scooped out to receive the enamel.
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in the decorative arts, an enameling technique or any product of that technique, which consists of soldering to a metal surface delicate metal strips ... [5 related articles]
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A form of enamelling in which narrow strips of metal wire are soldered on to the base to form compartments into which the enamel is poured.
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(French) – Occasionally called `cell enamelling.` The technique of decoration by enamelling in which a design is outlined on a metal plate with bent wire or metal strips of rectangular-section wire that are affixed edgewise to the metal base and the spaces filled in with coloured enamels that are then fused. The wire or strips are held in positio
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cloisonné (kloizunā', –sunā') , method of enamel decoration of metal surfaces, such as vases and jewel boxes. Metal filaments (which form the cloisons or separating elements) are attached at right angles to the surface outlining the design to be used. These miniature...
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Cloisonne is a form of decorative enamel.
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Ornamental craft technique in which thin metal strips are soldered in a pattern onto a metal surface, and the resulting compartments (cloisons
) filled with coloured enamels and fired. The technique was probably developed in the Byzantine Middle East and traded to Asia and Europe. Cloisonné vases and brooches were made in med...
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