Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel.
In addition to vases, there were more portable items for sale, such as Christmas ornaments and bracelets.
My least favourite parts of our tour were the obligatory visits to various Chinese ‘craft’ centres where we were encouraged to buy, on various days: cloisonné, pearls (twice), jade (twice), silk carpets, terracotta warrior statues*, duvets made from unspun silkworm cocoons, silk clothing and embroidered silk. I hate shopping. I did buy a few things as gifts but, because Christmas is coming and the recipients may be reading this, I won’t say what. If you want some of the cloissone, the ornaments and bracelets are available on a popular online shopping site starting with ‘A.’
*PS I hope John’s wee man made it back to Ontario in one piece.