Antique Chinese cloisonné bowl, Chien Lung period (1735-1796). Inside characters wishing the owner “Good luck” and ” Long life”. Diameter 17 cm. High 8 cm.
Cloisonné (French pronunciation: ?[klwaz?ne]) is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects. In recent centuries, vitreous enamel has been used, and inlays of cut gemstones, glass and other materials were also used during older periods. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné.