Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese cloisonne covered box for seal paste decorated on the top with several scholar’s objects including ancient vessel, tassels, scrolls, jardiniere with a plant and vase with prunus branch, all surrounded by flowering branches. Wonderful quality work, gilding to all exposed metal parts (some wear to the bottom rim). All irregularities are not losses or repairs, but original features of the item. Very pleasant patina, very appropriate item for scholar’s desk. ...click for details
Unusual late 19th century Chinese cloisonne belt buckle decorated with a cluster of Buddha’s hand citron, a peach and a pomegranate with leaves, all on bright blue background. All irregularities are not losses or repairs, but original features of the item. Wonderful design, very well made, beautiful patina, in excellent condition. Length 2 3/4 inches.
Early 19th century Japanese cloisonne ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of ball shape with design of spirals in variously colored flower shaped reserves, all on green background, metal lined central hole. Excellent early work with typical original pitting and beautiful matte surface, very pleasant feel of age. Height 9/16 inches.
This is a wonderful rare Japanese Cloisonne vase. The enamel and shading on this piece are very special. The vase is not signed but the artist that created this vase was also the same maker of another great piece (item# 1254577) we have available. The vase has a rare shape and the original custom shaped hardwood stand. The vase stands 7 1/4 inches tall and is 3 1/2 inches wide. Condition is excellent.
This is a small nicely done Japanese Cloisonne vase with a gold wire butterfly. The enamel is of high quality and it appears like it could be a later Hayashi piece. It stands 3 3/4 inches tall and is in excellent condition. Just has come wear to silver on rims. It is not signed.
Pair of Chinese cloisonné vases with cascading flora in bright red, blue, white, and green enamel over a baby blue enamel background. Below the rim are enamel tribal leaves. Each vase has a delicately carved hardwood stand. Republic period.
Size: (w/ stand) 15.5" height, (w/o stand) 12.5" height, 7.5" width
A fine pair of cloisonné enamel high-shouldered vases with silver mounts. Worked in silver wires of varying thicknesses, a plenitude of seasonal flowers and grasses in jewel tones cluster on the glossy-enameled surfaces, defining each season’s special beauty. In the classic, elegant style of the great Nagoya-based artist Hayashi Kodenji. The pair is in very good condition with very faint surface wear commensurate with age. This does not detract from their overall beauty and craftsmanship. Height ...click for details
This is a very fine vintage Plique-a-Jour bowl. It is prolifically decorated with colorful hydrangea and butterflies. It is a petite bowl measuring 3 3/4 inches across and 2 inches tall. An uncommon piece in excellent condition.
This is a very rare Japanese cloisonne enamel vase done in the basse-taille style. The vase is small cabinet piece and it appears larger in the images. The vase is signed Honda on the bottom silver rim. It stands 3 5/8 inches tall.
This is a finely done Meiji era Japanese cloisonne vase. While not a prolifically decorated as some of the better pieces from the Meiji era, it is still a very good piece. The vase is in excellent condition with a few pits and a minor surface blemish shown in the last image. The vase stands 10 inches and is is not signed.
A very rare pair of early 19th century Chinese cloisonné drawer pulls. Likely taken from a medicine chest or travel chest. They are bronze mounted and good sized at roughly 3 inches long. They attached with a split pin mechanism. Overall in very good condition for the age.