Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Chinese hardstone flower model in a cloisonné enamel flowerpot

$ 3,250
  • Description
    Chinese hardstone flower model in a cloisonné enamel flowerpot
    Chinese, 20th Century
    Height 18cm, width 11cm, depth 11cm
    This intricate flower model combines super cloisonné enamelling with several carved semi-precious stones, making it a highly collectable object.
    A metal trunk is set within the planter, treated with resin to evoke the natural texture of the bark. The trompe l’oeil illusion is continued via the branches, which are comprised of wire wrapped with brown thread. The branches are capped with a number of nephrite leaves and hardstone blooms, which contrast dark green shades with light red and pink flowers. The petals are carved from carnelian, rose quartz, and jade, and these hardstones can connote symbolic symbolism such as strength and healing. Each bloom is centred by a beaded stigma, the bright colours of which stand out against the hardstones.
    The cloisonné enamel planter mirrors the natural theme, decorated with vibrant floral designs that are set on a pale blue ground. Several gold touches, which can be seen on the feet, lip, and cloisons themselves, add an element of luxury to the piece. The upper rim is also decorated with geometric patterns.
    This charming object highlights the superb decorative pieces emerging from China in the 20th century.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Cloisonné enamel, hardstone, jade, quartz, metal, nephrite, rose quartz, carnelian.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Asian
    Dealer Reference #: 17321
    Incollect Reference #: 729294
  • Dimensions
    W. 4.33 in; H. 7.09 in; D. 4.33 in;
    W. 11 cm; H. 18 cm; D. 11 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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