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Kitty Keller Miller Library Cloisonné Ornament

Kitty Keller Miller Library Cloisonné Ornament

Handcrafted and 24k gold plated, this keepsake cloisonné ornament is made to last a lifetime. Ornament has Colby's Miller Library on one side, and Colby on the other.

Give the gift of a handcrafted work of art; no two ornaments are exactly alike! Each ornament comes in a silk covered gift box so they travel and store well and are always gift ready. The ornaments have a copper base, so they are extremely durable and shatter proof, but we still recommend that you handle them with care.

Cloisonné is an ancient, time consuming art which was introduced to China by western travelers in the 14th century. The work cloisonné, of French origin, means to compartmentalize or create different cells and applies to both the process and the medium. To begin the process, highly trained artisans bend wire strips by hand to create the patterns within the design. These wires are then soldered onto a copper form which has been carefully molded to create the desired shape of the ornament. Each cell is inlaid with enamels, then fired at very high temperatures repeatedly, then eventually cooled, polished and 24k gold plated to create this work of art.

Publication Date: 
January 1, 1900
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