China Issued Stamps on Art of the Cloisonné Enamel

\"chineseCloisonné enamel, also known as Jing Tai Lan in China, was reportedly introduced into China from Arab areas during the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1368) and rose to popularity in the Xuande era (1426-1435) of the Ming Dynasty. During Jingtai period (1450-1456) of the Ming, Chinese cloisonné enamel wares became internationally acclaimed for their beautiful designs and profound, glossy colors.

Dark blue and greenish azure blue were the most popular colors for the enamel coating, contributing to the designation of the art as Jing Tai Lan (“lan” in Chinese means blue).

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