Offered by: Tishu
By appointment only Atlanta, GA 30327 , United States Call Seller 305.400.0561


A Chinese Plique-a-Jour Bowl

$ 500
  • Description
    A small Chinese cloisonne enamel bowl made with the technique of Plique-a-jour (means "letting in daylight" in French), a challenging method similar to small scale stained windows originally developed in the Byzantine Empire in 6th century AD. Using no backing and translucent enamel, it creates small jewel like piece.
    This small and nicely made bowl has a copper base and features parrots perching on the peony branches on a background of fish scale wire. The miniature compartments "cells" were filled with enamels of different colors to precisely carry out the design while letting the light through.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: enamel and copper
    Condition: Good. Vintage condition with some minor rubbing and age related patina as shown.
    Creation Date: 20th century
    Styles / Movements: Cloisonné, Asian, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 311587
  • Dimensions
    H. 1.8 in; Diam. 4.1 in;
    H. 4.57 cm; Diam. 10.41 cm;
Message from Seller:

Our collection ranges from Neolithic Art to 20th century collectible art and design. It spans 5000 thousand years of history and crosses many civilizations and cultures. Our aesthetic strongholds are Mid-century studio design, Japanese and Korean art, Asian Textile Art and Contemporary Aboriginal Art. The diversity is united behind our singular vision to seek for timeless beauty and driven purely by our passion

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