Grand Canyon Cloisonné Ornament, 24k gold plated
Handcrafted, 24k gold plated, Genuine Cloisonné
approximately 3" diameter
Each cloisonné ornament is a handcrafted work of art - no two ornaments are exactly alike.
Cloisonné is an ancient, time consuming art which was introduced to China by western travelers in the 14th century. The word 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 for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.
Handcrafted in China by highly trained artisans
Kitty Keller Designs, LLC