Cloisonné is a special craftwork of Beijing. It culminated during Jingtai period in the Ming dynasty. It gains the fame "cloisonné" by the main color of blue.
The technics of cloisonné flourishes during Qianlong period in the Qing dynasty. Cloisonné enjoys good fame home and abroad. It once won the first prize in International Fair in Chicago, USA, and the one in Panama World’s Fair in 1915.
The design of cloisonné is made by pinching fine and oblate brass wires, weld them on the copper body, then fill in color ceramic glaze and burn it. The products are dazzlingly brilliant resplendent and magnificent, with strong, soberminded, gorgeous and elegant characteristic. They include vases, bowls, plates, wine sets, smoking sets, lamps and lanterns, sugar bowls, spice boxes, trophy cups, birds and beasts, etc. more than 60 kinds.
Beijing is the cradle of cloisonné technique. The earliest and existing cloisonné is the product in Yuan dynasty, which we know it has nearly thousand-year history already. There is a great variety of products, such as the traditional vase, jar, bowl, plate, box and ash-tray. A great number of new varieties have also been created. They are brilliant in colors and splendid in design and enjoy a high reputation both at home and abroad.