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Decorative work in which enamel, glass, or gemstones are separated by strips of flattened wire placed edgeways on a metal backing.‘pieces of Chinese cloisonné’‘an emblem in beautiful cloisonné’as modifier ‘cloisonné work’
- ‘The other method, the authors tell us is the cloisonné where little compartments are created according to the design using strips of metal.’
- ‘In cloisonné enamelling cells, or cloisons, are built up on a thin sheet of metal by attaching metal wire or fine strips of metal fixed edgewise.’
- ‘The collection features fine examples of Qing dynasty enamelled porcelains, Beiijing and Canton enamels on metal, cloisonné enamels and bronzes.’
- ‘It was probably used in fine techniques of cloisonné and related crafts.’
- ‘The same is true for fine cloisonné, lacquerware and decorative metalwork.’
- ‘Rising majestically over rocks and crested waves, these cloisonné dragons chase flaming pearls amid clouds in the heavens.’
Mid 19th century: French, literally ‘partitioned’, past participle of cloisonner, from cloison ‘a partition or division’.
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