Cloisonné bindings

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English

noun

Cloisonné bindings (plural Cloisonné bindingss)

  1. A type of "enamelled binding produced during the 11th century, mainly by Greek and Italian craftsmen. Cloisonné is a technique of surface decoration in porcelain enamel on metal, in which each color area is surrounded by a thin line of metal, flush with the surface of the enamel...Cloisonné can be distinguished from Champlevé binding by the uniform thinness of the metallic lines."[1]

Synonym: enamelled binding

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{{l|en|Champlevé binding}

  1. Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.