Cloisonné butterfly Christmas tree ornament, gold, green, blue
- Cloisonné butterfly ornament
- Hand painted, enamel on copper
- Looks great on the Christmas tree
- Great gift for butterfly lovers
This charming cloisonné butterfly Christmas ornament is made of hand enameled panels in shades of gold, green and blue. The wings are outlined in gold tone filigree. It comes with a gold-tone loop cord, for hanging. These are made of copper and with proper care they should last for years and years. The little butterfly ornament measures about 3 inches across and 2.5 inches from nose to tail. It even has little brass feet. It comes in a small gift box. You can buy with confidence. We guarantee customer satisfaction upon receipt. Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metal objects -- in recent centuries using enamel and in older periods using inlays of cut gems, glass and other materials. The resulting art forms can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or otherwise adhering silver or gold wires. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Enamel is applied, and the artwork is then fired in a kiln. Skilled artists can create wonderful designs.