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Cloisonne Christmas ornaments, 'Time for Tea' (Set of 4) - Cloisonné Teapot Ornaments-Set of 4 Curate

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Cloisonné Teapot Ornaments-Set of 4, "Time for Tea"

Cloisonné was developed thousands of years ago during the Byzantine era and... more

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Cloisonné was developed thousands of years ago during the Byzantine era and traveled via the Silk Road to China, where it has flourished as an art form ever since. To create a design in cloisonné, an artist's original sketch must be traced using thin strips of wire. Into this wire "scaffolding" is inserted powdered enamel that, when baked, fills the outlines and creates a porcelain-like appearance. Here cloisonné is used to create a set of miniature teapot ornaments, a nod to China's long history as a tea-drinking culture. According to legend, the drink was accidentally discovered there in the 3rd century B.C. when a tea leaf fell into Emperor Shennong's water. The teapot ornaments, each a different color, feature golden cords for hanging.

  • 0.11 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • Each (4): 3.2 cm L x 5.7 cm W
  • Each (4): 1.3" L x 2.3" W

  • Enameled metal
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in China.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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" Teapot ornaments"

Bigger in real life and nicely done.

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Great for the XMAS tree

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"Teapot Mobile"

I received three sets of these cute little teapots for Christmas three years or so ago. I was saving them to hang in my kitchen along the boarder on my wall. Since then I married and moved. I had to change my plan, so I ordered one more set recently and created a mobile which now hangs in my new kitchen. They're so bright and cheery. I love them.

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Bright Small Cheerful Cute

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