Definition of Cloisonne

1. Noun. Enamelware in which colored areas are separated by thin metal strips.

Generic synonyms: Enamelware



2. Adjective. (for metals) having areas separated by metal and filled with colored enamel and fired.
Exact synonyms: Champleve
Similar to: Adorned, Decorated

Definition of Cloisonne

1. Noun. (context: metalwork uncountable) A decorative technique for metalwork, especially brass, whereby colored enamel is baked between raised ridges of the metal. ¹

2. Noun. (context: metalwork) Objects decorated by this technique collectively. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative spelling of cloisonne) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cloisonne

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cloisonne

clogged
clogger
cloggers
cloggier
cloggiest
cloggily
clogginess
clogging
cloggy
clogs
clogs to clogs in three generations
clogwyn
clogwyns
cloison
cloisonn
cloisonne (current term)
cloisonnes
cloisons
cloister
cloisteral
cloistered
cloisterer
cloisterers
cloistering
cloisterlike
cloisters
cloistral
cloistre
cloistres
cloistress

Literary usage of Cloisonne

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1. Japan, a Record in Colour by Mortimer Menpes, Dorothy Menpes (1902)
"One is much inclined to fancy that cloisonne vases with elaborate designs must necessarily be expensive. That, however, is not the case. ..."

2. Enamelling: A Comparative Account of the Development and Practice of the Art by Lewis Foreman Day (1907)
"PAINTED cloisonne. IT is convenient to describe Byzantine enamel as cloisonne^ ... Repousse was used in conjunction with Byzantine cloisonne, cloisonne with ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Chinese cloisonne Bowl. Fig. 5.—Missal Cover, encrusted Enamel. (French, 17th century. Debased style.) Fig. 7.—Prayer-Book Cover in Enamel and Silver Gilt, ..."

4. The Boy Travellers in the Far East: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey to by Thomas Wallace Knox (1880)
"... JAPANESE cloisonne ON METAL. Frank thought it would be proper to have his sister understand the process by which the articles she desired were prepared, ..."

5. Catalogue by Corcoran Gallery of Art (1892)
"3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 BRONZES, cloisonne, PORCELAINS, AND ELECTROTYPE REPRODUCTIONS. BY AL BARYE. 5000 to 3103. This collection of Barye bronzes is ..."

6. Russian Central Asia: Including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and Merv by Henry Lansdell (1885)
"The sights of the town, including the bazaar.—Central Asian weights, measures, and trade.—cloisonne turquoise jeweller)-. ..."

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