This listing is for a single vintage clasp that measures 14mm. Beautiful cloisonné in a green tinged yellow or chartreuse enamel with beautiful, bright enamel flowers all around it. I have this clasp in 2 different shades of blue and white which are listed separately.
Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or affixing silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.
In antiquity, the cloisonné technique was mostly used for jewelry and small fittings for clothes, weapons or similar small objects decorated with geometric or schematic designs, with thick cloison walls. In the Byzantine Empire techniques using thinner wires were developed to allow more pictorial images to be produced, mostly used for religious images and jewelry, and by then always using enamel. By the 14th century this enamel technique had spread to China, where it was soon used for much larger vessels such as bowls and vases; the technique remains common in China to the present day, and cloisonné enamel objects using Chinese-derived styles were produced in the West from the 18th century.
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All items shipped domestically are sent via USPS First Class. All items shipped internationally are shipped International first class. Rates are calculated based on weight not number of items. I am more than happy to combine shipping to save you money.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
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Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
If a product arrives damaged/broken I will refund or credit full cost of purchase including shipping charges. If buyer would like a refund for any other reason please reach out to me and I will resolve the situation as quickly as possible. If an item needs to be returned to me shipping charges may be the responsibility of the buyer.