Chinese Tall Bulbous Cloisonne Vase from the Qing Dynasty
Beautiful Chinese tall bulbous cloisonne vase from the Qing Dynasty.
Measures 11 7/8" tall, the rim at the top measures 2 5/16" diameter and the base measures 3 1/2" diameter.
Features brass or gold wire floral designs throughout in multi-colored enamel on a reddish brown ground.
The inside of the vase is of a royal blue enamel. Unsigned.
The cloisonne definition is enamel-work in which colored areas are separated by thin metal bands fixed edgewise to the ground and the origin is French. Cloisonne is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects in recent Centuries using vitreous enamel and in older periods, inlays of cut gemstones, glass and other materials. The enamel works are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which needs to then be fired in a kiln.
This vase is in wonderful condition and the colors within them compliment each other well.