Cloisonné butterfly Christmas tree ornament, pink
- Cloisonné butterfly ornament
- Hand painted, enamel on copper
- Looks great on the Christmas tree
- Lovely hanging in a window
These look great on the Christmas tree or hanging in a window. This cloisonné butterfly
ornament is made of hand enameled panels in shades of pink and silver.
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. We think they may become family
keepsakes. 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.