Cloisonné Ware

Cloisonné ware’s origins go far back into history. The world’s first cloisonné ware decorated the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun’s mask, and the oldest existing Japanese cloisonné ware is the mirror stored in Shosoin Treasure House in Nara. When Japonism was a popular movement, Japanese cloisonné ware was highly valued at World Expositions and attracted people from all over the world.