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Chinese Cloisonné Vase, Qing Period, 19th Century

Chinese Cloisonné Vase, Qing Period, 19th Century

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Cloisonné enamel vase of baluster form and lobed sides decorated with foliage and flowers on a black background, gilt copper neck and base. Around 1900

Period: Qing Dynasty
Type: Vase
Medium: Cloisonné Enamel
Height: 38.0 cm
Provenance: The piece was acquired in Japanese Gallery in the year mid-2000.
Condition: Excellent, with slight staining

Reference : 
1) THE MET - Accession Number: 29.110.37

* Cloisonné Enamel

Cloisonné, an ancient technique perfected in China, encapsulates the allure of both metalwork and ceramic artistry. The intricate process, where metal wires create compartments (cloisons) on a metal vessel, filled with enamel, results in stunning pieces that are both vibrant and enduring. The colors and patterns preserved in the enamel, achieved through multiple firings, are reminiscent of China's rich cultural tapestry. Owning a cloisonné piece is like holding a fragment of history—each a narrative of bygone sophistication and a testament to the craftsmen's dedication to beauty and excellence. It's not merely an object, but a bridge to a storied past, making cloisonné works highly sought after by connoisseurs and collectors alike.

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