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Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens

$29.00

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In an age of smart phones with digital cameras and instant connection to social media from almost any corner of the world, it’s almost old-fashioned to write a postcard or keep a travel journal. Let these handsome cloisonné pens inspire you to slow down and reflect on your adventures. In this craft tradition that dates back to the Byzantine era, each pen is handcrafted using a wire outline that is filled with powdered enamel and heated to a porcelain-like finish. Twist-open, black, refillable ballpoint.


5"L.


To create the decorative surface of cloisonné, thin fillets of flattened wire are bent to form a pattern. The spaces between the wires, called cloisons or cells, are then filled with powdered enamel. The exact origins are unknown, but cloisonné techniques most likely evolved out of related mosaic, stained glass, and jewelry-making practices. Although exceptional pieces of cloisonné exist from Byzantine times, modern craftsmen in China and Japan have further refined the art of mixing the enamel pigments to achieve a spectrum of subtle colors.


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        5.0

        I love my pens

        By Jen

        from Pomona CA

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              Comments about Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens:

              I couldn't find refills in the stores, but I called NG and they mailed me some for free

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              5.0

              Great gifts!

              By cj foothills girl

              from Grass Valley, CA

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                    Comments about Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens:

                    These came as a set and I gave them to different ladies at the holidays. They were a classy touch.

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                    • Yes
                     
                    4.0

                    Beautiful, slender pen

                    By Marsh

                    from Schofield, WI

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                    Pros

                    • BEAUTIFUL
                    • Slender For My Small Hand

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                    • Ink Gobs A Little

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                      Comments about Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens:

                      Because I have small hands, I appreciate a slender pen.

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                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      My wife loves them.

                      By Richard

                      from North Carolina

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                            Comments about Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens:

                            She saw them in your catalog and liked them, but when she received them she liked them even more.

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                            4.0

                            Cloisonne Pens

                            By dp

                            from Florida

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                            • Useful
                            • Very nice

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                            • no cons

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                            • Great Gifts For Friends

                            Comments about Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens:

                            Everyone still needs to have a pen at the ready. These are a beautiful example of a fine writing instrument. I plan to give them as gifts to my friends & family.

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                            3.0

                            Not yet Satisfied

                            By Remillar

                            from Kamas, utah

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                            Comments about Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens:

                            Very pretty but so far I have been unable to find refills for these pens. I'm still looking.

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                            5.0

                            As pretty as I thought they would be

                            By Totally retired

                            from Clinton, MS

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                                • Gift To A Letter Writer

                                Comments about Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens:

                                Not everyone uses a computer. My English friend still writes letters by hand and these are a perfect gift for her.l

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