Victoria and Albert Museum

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The V&A first acquired Japanese cloisonné enamels from the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867. Here we present a potted history of the development of this fascinating and beautiful decorative technique in Japan.

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Event - Japanese Enamels: The Seven Treasures

Tue 14 June 2011–Sun 19 August 2012

DISPLAY: Combining gems from the V&A's collection with the Edwin Davies Gift of cloisonné enamels, this display presents a rounded picture of one of Japan’s most exquisite art forms. View over 120 objects dating from the late 17th to the 20th century.

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