Mirrored Pair of Vintage Chinese Cloisonné Vases with Dragons on stands, 20th century

Age:
20th Century
Material:
Cloisonne Enamel over Metal
Dimensions:
Height: With stand 35cm
Without stand 30cm
Shipping:
Standard Parcel
Price:
£ 170
This item is available to view and buy at:
First Floor
James Pringle Woolen Mill
70-74 Bangor Road
EH6 5JU
A mirrored pair of Chinese cloisonné meiping vases with dragons chasing the flaming pearl amidst the clouds and waves. The dark blue counter enamel is patterned with gilded copper wire clouds and bordered with band of ruyi around the neck. Both the mouth and foot have been gilded. The underneath is enamelled in teal with no markings. The vases come on carved wooden stands, which are made in two parts.
The vases are in excellent vintage condition with no dings.
Cloisonné is an enamelling technique which consists of soldering to a metal surface delicate metal strips bent to the outline of a design and filling the resulting cellular spaces, called cloisons (French for partitions or compartments) with vitreous enamel paste. The object is fired, ground smooth, and polished.