Cloisonn'e
Cloisonn'e Cloi`son*n['e], a. [F., partitioned, fr. cloison a partition.] Inlaid between partitions: -- said of enamel when the lines which divide the different patches of fields are composed of a kind of metal wire secured to the ground; as distinguished from {champlev['e]} enamel, in which the ground is engraved or scooped out to receive the enamel. --S. Wells Williams. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shippo — Ship*po , n. [Jap. shipp[=o] seven precious things; Chin. ts ih seven + pao gem.] (Japanese Art) Cloisonn[ e] enamel on a background of metal or porcelain; also called {shippo yaki}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shippo yaki — Shippo Ship*po , n. [Jap. shipp[=o] seven precious things; Chin. ts ih seven + pao gem.] (Japanese Art) Cloisonn[ e] enamel on a background of metal or porcelain; also called {shippo yaki}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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