|KEY WORD : art history / general terms|
|Enamel, cloisonne or champleve. A decorative technique where areas of enamel are separated by metal dykes or wires. Usually design is carved onto a metal base, and the indentations filled with vitreous enamel before firing in a kiln. When the metal borders are left in place, this is called yuusen shippou 有線七宝 (cloisonne). When these are removed after firing, the term musen shippou 無線七宝 (champleve) is used.|
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