You are looking on a pair of wonderful little Chinese cloisonne miniature teapot. The teapot is decorated in cloisonne enamel grapes and flowers . To create a design in cloisonne, an artist's original sketch must be traced using thin strips of wire. Into this wire "scaffolding" is inserted powdered enamel that, when baked, fills the outlines and creates a porcelain-like appearance. Here cloisonne is used to create a set of miniature teapot ornaments, a nod to China’s long history as a tea-drinking culture. According to legend, the drink was accidentally discovered there in the third century B.C. when a tea leaf fell into Emperor Shennong water.