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ANTIQUE CHINESE ENAMELLED CLOISONNE BRASS CONTAINER

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Topic Name: Antiquities / Chinese

Pattern: Floral
Color: Blue / Green
Dimensions: 4" - 5" Tall
Manufacturer: Unknown
Manufacturer Date: Unknown
Quality: Very Good
Quantity: 1
Price: $ 59.99
Tace Item# 43227

Item Description:

 

For today’s auction, we are featuring a antique Chinese made Cloisonne brass storage container.

Cloisonne is a method of enamel decoration of metal surfaces, such as vases and jewel boxes. Metal filaments (which form the cloisons or separating elements) are attached at right angles outlining the design to be used. These miniature compartments are filled with colored enamel in paste form and the object is then heated in order to fuse the enamel to the surface and develop its transparency and permanent colors. When finished, the enamel and cloisons are closely joined in a smooth even surface showing the pattern in various colors definied by the metal partitions which prevented their fusing with one another. This metal treatment was probably invented in the Middle East and has been highly perfected by the Chinese, Japanese and the French.


This brass container features a lovely floral pattern which is compromised of a color palette containing light and dark greens, whites, yellows, purples, cranberry, rose and blue hues. The colors of the piece have held up rather nicely despite this piece’s age.

The container is in very good condition with a 5/16” chip on one side and a 3/16” black scuff mark on one of the green leaves. On the interior of the piece, we are noting that there are 2 small nicks on the interior of the lid (where the base metal is revealed) and there are 2 nicks (1/8” and .25” ) on the container’s base. These nicks also reveal the base metal.

A very nice piece of Chinese metalwork!

 

If you have any questions, please be sure to ask!


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Vendor Contact Information:
All That Glitters Antiques
Contact: Chris Cali-Brophy
3 Grasmere Avenue
Fairfield, CT  06824 USA
Phone: 203-333-5836     
atg1@optonline.net
http://www.tace.com/vendors/glitters.html
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