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.
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