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CLOISONNÉ

A decorative technique acheived by forming compartments (known as cloisons in French) using gold or silver wires which are soldered to the surface of the metal. These sections are then filled with enamel and fired in a kiln. 

This style became popular in the 19th Century following a renewed interest in the Renaissance and what became known as Japonisme. 



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