There are rare, vintage genuine cloisonné beads meticulously hand-crafted in Hong Kong in the 1980's. Condition is excellent.
The pattern is floral and features a mauve-pink and white blossom. Flower branches and green leaves in shades of green finish the piece.
Size: 12mm x 9mm You will receive 6 beads.
Cloisonné is an enameling technique in which thin wire partitions (cloisons) are filled with enamel. This technique is very old, very labor intensive, and was practiced in ancient Byzantium and China. Delicate strips of wire are bent to create a design, then are placed and soldered onto a metal bead surface. Next, the spaces are filled with different colored enamels. Finally, the bead is fired and polished several times to produce the desired effect.
PLEASE NOTE: These are handmade beads and many of these beads have some irregularities, for example there are areas on many beads where the colored glass bled over into an adjacent area. Use the zoom feature to examine the beads more closely.
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