Set of six (6) vintage Chinese cloisonné napkin rings. These brass enamelled pieces show a solid vibrant blue interior, while they differ slightly in colour in the outer design. Three (3) have black trims with green and black butterflies, while the other three (3) have blue trims with red and blue butterflies. True vintage, likely from the 1960's or 70's. These are in excellent condition with no missing enamel, chips or dents.
Cloisonné is an enamelling technique was popularized during the Ming dynasty. It was adopted in China and Japan, although it likely originated in Turkey. Centuries later, high class Europeans enjoyed cloisonné objects and jewelry coming from Asia among many with other chinoiseries, a French term of "Chinese things".
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