Lot 28

Green Chinese Cherry Blossom Cloisonne Vase

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

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$0 $5
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$1,000 $100
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$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
For your bidding pleasure is this Green Chinese Cherry Blossom Cloisonne Vase. In antiquity, the cloisonné technique was mostly used for jewelry and small fittings for clothes, weapons, or similar small objects decorated with geometric or schematic designs and thick cloison walls. By the 14th century, this enamel technique had spread to China, where it was soon used for much larger vessels, such as bowls and vases. The technique remains common in China to the present day. Cloisonné enamel objects using Chinese-derived styles were produced in the West during the 18th century. The vase has a globular body that rises to a tall, fluted cylindrical neck with a flared rim. This Cloisonne vase has a green field with blossoms along one side, a bird flying into it, and some water splashing along trunk. There is a lone purple floral sprout on the opposite side. The measurements of this vase are 10 1/2" x 6 1/2", with the diameter of the mouth measuring 4".