Chinese Zi Jin Cheng Cloisonne Vase, Bulbous Body with Floral Design.

  • $149.99 CAD

Chinese Enamel and Brass Zi Jin Cheng Cloisonne Vase, Detailed Floral Design and Colours, Comes with Wooden Stand. 

Round Base Tappers In at The Foot, Then Starts To Widen To a Bulbous Body, Narrows at The Neck, Flares Out Slowly To a Round Narrow Lip. 

Produced In Zi Jin Cheng (China's Forbidden City), Which was The Chinese Imperial Palace For Almost 500 Years, and Is The Largest Imperial Palace In The World.

Historically, it was during the Ming dynasty (1368-1643) that Chinese artisans began adapting the techniques used in the Mid-eastern nations for making cloisonné. The Chinese used to cast bronze forms, ribbons, and wires. By the 15th century, copper replaced bronze since it was easier to work with. Though the early colours were limited, the turquoise that came to be known as “Ming Blue” was used from then thru the 18th century. Other colours included Ming pink, green and yellow. Among the designs were five-clawed dragons, ho-ho birds, animals, human figures, landscapes, and waterfowl. By the 17th century, designs became more formal and scrolling was used.

By the mid 19th century cloisonné became a popular American import. As a result, and nearly mass production, the quality was poor.

Some of the finest cloisonné was made in Japan around 1830. The earliest used Chinese motifs often with a reddish-brown sprinkled with gold backgrounds. By the late 19th century they had refined the use of transparent enamels over silver or aluminium foil, with backgrounds of pressed designs. By using fine wires the effect was of an unbroken painting.

Item Code - BRO10C214OAC

Width: 4"  Height: 8 3/8"  Depth: 4"  Weight: 408 g

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