Craft:Chinese traditional cloisonne craft with thousands of years history
Cloisonne is one of the most famous crafts originated in Beijing. The existent and Original ones are the produced in Yuan Dynasty with a history of thousands of years .The Originals are mostly the imitations of the ancient bronze . The most delicate ones are the traditional handicraft of enamelware created more than 500 years ago during the Emperor Xuan De¡¯s reign (1426-1435) in the Ming Dynasty. When it comes to the Jingtai period of the Ming Dynasty(1450-1456), the technologists found a new color material of deep blue which made the craft more elegant and noble, calm and bountiful. Later this kind of enamelware is known as ¡°JingtaiBlue¡±in Chinese and used in today. Jingtai actually is the name of the 7th Emperor in the Ming Dynasty. The enameling has not changed , but the copper material has developed quickly. The Jingtai craft reached its climax in Qinglong period of Qing Dynasty by using the good flexible copper. Cloisonne is also called enamelware which is a special craft combined copper with porcelain . Cloisonne-making requires rather complicated process and the skill and the workmanship of cloisonne-making have been handed down from the Ming Dynasty. It greatly gathered the bronze craft and the porcelain craft, as well as the painting and carving craft of the Chinese traditional craft.