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Chinese Cloisonne Side Hair Comb Butterflies Free Shipping in the USA

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Description

CONDITION: old new stock

SIZE: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1980s

DESCRIPTION:

This is a lovely Chinese cloisonne side comb made with the design of Butterflies.

This pretty comb is made of brass and the attractive theme of butterfly is done in orange yellow,blie and white enamel.


Another way is to feel the surface of the piece with the tip of your finger. You will be able to feel the separate wire strips (or cloisonné) between the enamel cells. In more modern pieces these are not present and the surface is smooth.

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FURTHER INFORMATION:

Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisonné in French) to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.

The motifs that were selected to embellish Chinese personal ornaments, costume and the fabrics from which they were made reveal a particular symbolic structure. The largest number were taken from the natural world. In Chinese culture the fish represents unity, fidelity and fertility.
CONDITION: old new stock

SIZE: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1980s

DESCRIPTION:

This is a lovely Chinese cloisonne side comb made with the design of Butterflies.

This pretty comb is made of brass and the attractive theme of butterfly is done in orange yellow,blie and white enamel.


Another way is to feel the surface of the piece with the tip of your finger. You will be able to feel the separate wire strips (or cloisonné) between the enamel cells. In more modern pieces these are not present and the surface is smooth.

.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisonné in French) to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.

The motifs that were selected to embellish Chinese personal ornaments, costume and the fabrics from which they were made reveal a particular symbolic structure. The largest number were taken from the natural world. In Chinese culture the fish represents unity, fidelity and fertility.

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Chinese Cloisonne Side Hair Comb Butterflies Free Shipping in the USA

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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: cloisonne, brass
  • Feedback: 83 reviews
  • Favorited by: 23 people
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