Vases (2) - Cloisonne enamel - Flowers, Lotus flower - China - Second half 20th century

Vases (2) - Cloisonne enamel - Flowers, Lotus flower - China - Second half 20th century
Very good condition, see description - 39×10×16 cm

These cobalt blue vases, created with vivid floral designs, use the centuries-old cloisonné technique. The urns are in solid brass in which the golden filigree is intricately applied, painted with stunning enamel, baked and polished.

The floral motif depicts the stylised design of a chrysanthemum.

In Korea and China, for example, this flower is considered the gift par excellence to give on official occasions such as an engagement. In Japan - where it arrived from China in the third century AD - the chrysanthemum is a flower known since ancient times: in fact it was cultivated 7 centuries before the arrival of Christ. Even in those times, it was considered a symbol of spontaneity, naturalness and simplicity. Also in this country it was taken as a special flower symbol of the emperor because, due to its many petals, it is compared to the sun and since in the land of the rising sun, the emperor is really the son of the sun - the combination arrived naturally.

Measurements: height 39 cm, diameter 10 cm, length 16 cm.

Excellent condition.

The vases were made in pairs as they were linked; the design of one complemented the other and vice versa.

Lot details
Total nr of items
Cloisonne enamel
Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Theme/ depiction
Flowers, Lotus flower
Very good condition, see description
39×10×16 cm
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