Chinese cloisonne dragon Large bowl in beautiful condition 19th century. Antique
I have for sale this superb cloisonné dragon large bowl, there is some small damage to this bowl a small piece of enamel has come away from the copper bowl it is located on the outer side of the bowl near the tails of the dragons. It measures 18 mm x 10 mm but with the dark background it can be easily missed, and sure can be easily repaired. It is not seen when displayed in picture 1. Otherwise this bowl is beautiful with 2 yellow dragons chasing flaming balls of fire with blue and red borders all set on a black enamel background and all set onto copper. The centre also depicting a dragon chasing a flaming ball. This beautiful bowl measures an impressive 205 mm in diameter and stands approx. This exquisite and complicated operation of Chinese cloisonné as become highly collectible. Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating. Objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors.
Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln. The technique was in ancient times mostly used for jewellery and small fittings for clothes, weapons or similar small objects decorated with geometric or schematic designs, with thick cloison walls. In the Byzantine Empire techniques using thinner wires were developed to allow more pictorial images to be produced, mostly used for religious images and jewellery, and by then always using enamel. By the 14th century this enamel technique had spread to China, where it was soon used for much larger vessels such as bowls and vases; the technique remains common in China to the present day, and cloisonné enamel objects using Chinese-derived styles were produced in the West from the 18th century.
If you want spotless then the high street is for you, but if you want a great antique that will appreciate in price with age then this is for you. Any questions feel free to ask. The item "Chinese cloisonne dragon Large bowl in beautiful condition 19th century. Antique" is in sale since Friday, July 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Cloisonne".
The seller is "lisa6268" and is located in tiverton, Devon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Primary Material: Cloisonne
- Age: 1900-1940
- Product: Bowls
- Region of Origin: Chinese