Aug 27, 2012
Aug 27, 2012

Bowl with Splayed Foot

Bowl with Splayed Foot


Cloisonné enamel

Diameter: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); Overall: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.319


In cloisonné enameling, the decorative patterns are outlined by soldering metal wires (usually copper) to a metal base, creating a network of cells, or cloisons, to be filled with powdered enamels. After firing, the enamels are polished to create a smooth surface level with the cloisons. The exposed metal surfaces are gilt.

See also
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.