Cloisonne Cremation Urns are Masterpieces of Art Made in a Traditional Way
For centuries, cloisonné cremation urns have been a popular choice to hold and protect the cremated remains of a lost loved one. These beautiful pieces are highly sought after for their traditional appearance, which features metal work that is shaped as it is applied to the body of the urn. The intricate metalwork creates partitions, which are then filled with a strong enamel that is applied in layers until it is slightly higher than the metal work. The vessel must be baked after each layer is applied, so to say the process is tedious is definitely an understatement. The whole urn is then sanded and buffed to create an even, smooth surface that features intricate, metallic lines separating the colorful shapes that make the design of the urn. The artistic nature of these remarkable vessels appeals to many as it offers a unique yet traditional appearance, suitable to honor anyone with both dignity and grace.
While the tools and materials to create cloisonné urns have come a long way, the process has remained virtually the same throughout the ages. Other methods, such as ceramic work and champlevé, have since been created to produce pieces similar to cloisonné work, but they don't offer the same exact traditional appearance that cloisonné does, and usually tend to seem more like marquetry. Cloisonné work is unique as the metalwork actually creates the 'outlines', if you will, for each, individual shape, whereas the other methods usually do not. This is what makes cloisonné work, and especially cloisonné cremation urns, so distinct. The beauty that these vessels offer makes them unlikely pieces to inter, but families who are dispensing of the ashes differently, such as through scattering, or interring them in a less ornate vessel, are still able to utilize the urn to create a memorial tribute to the dearly departed. We have even had families tell us they removed the lid of the urn, and display it as a flower vase, in which they replace fresh flowers in honor of their loved one.
There is no doubt that a distinguished vessel will properly pay respect to a loved one's memory, and this is perhaps why many families are often troubled with the idea of selecting an urn. Many may be worried that they will not select an urn that is appropriate, or suitable. For those families, we recommend setting a budget, and then seeing what urns fall within the range set. Starting off with this simple step may help ease the mind, as they see that there are several choices to choose from that are as elegant as they are affordable. Often, these timeless urns fall within most set price ranges, and the vase selection offered will ensure that there is a perfect cloisonné piece to create a peaceful eternity.
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"When my good friend passed away unexpectedly, I researched cremation urns and presented a selection to her husband and sons. They unanimously chose the Lighthouse Clock Urn in oak as a fitting tribute for their wife and mom, as her father had been a woodworker and clock maker and she loved the sea and collected lighthouses. When it arrived, they were stunned by the quality of the craftsmanship and the beauty of the piece and all agree that it is the perfect memorial for her.
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