Cloisonne Vase and Base, Beautiful Colours and Detailed Workmanship.
Cloisonne Vase and Base, Beautiful Colours and Detailed Workmanship a Beautiful Piece.
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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