VINTAGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL BLACK AND GOLD FLORAL BANGLE
Cloisonné enamel bangle
This is a vintage Cloisonné enamel snap hinged bangle. It is made of gold tone metal with black and gold enamel with blue, purple, pink and green floral pattern engraved on it. Excellent condition.
Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects. In recent centuries, enamel has been used, and inlays of cut gemstones, glass and other materials were also used during older periods. 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 colours. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.