|"Classic" Chinese cloisonne beads & coral
But what struck me is the perfect match of the pink coral with the blossoms in the cloisonne beads. Said blossoms made in the old-fashoned multiple-wire technique used by the old cloisonne masters working at the Beijing Enamel Factory in the 1960s-70s.
The "peaked" clouds in the background, used to stabilize the enamel, are typical of these early post-1950 beads.
It kinda gripes me that these older cloisonne beads are so little valued, as they took time and care to manufacture that are no longer justifiable in a modern economy, even were someone to possess the skill to do this minute wirework on a spherical surface.