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A trip to any antique shop is likely to turn up examples of Oriental cloisonné in vases, bowls or other vessels. Cloisonné has been in continuous production since ancient Egypt where it was used to in jewelry making. Early work involved thicker gold or copper wire which was soldered to anchor it to the base and incorporated gem-stones into the designs. In the 14th century, the process found its way to the far east, which has placed its stamp on the cloisonné style we are most familiar with today.
The process of producing cloisonné involves several steps and there are no shortcuts. It begins with a metal object, usually copper. Thin wire which has been shaped by hand tools or a jig into various forms is glued onto the object's surface and fired. These wire forms are called cloisons, a French word for compartments. Then powdered enamel is placed in the individual cloisons and fired. The firing causes shrinkage, and the process is repeated until the cloisons are full and the enamel is level with the encircling wire
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