This old cloisonne Chinese humidor is complete, which is rare for these. The piece consists of a round cloisonne canister with a tight fitting top and a foo dog handle. The inside of the lid contains a round perforated disc that attaches with a bayonet closure on both sides to a round circle in the top. This allows for wood or solid perfume to be contained in the top of the box, either to wick away moisture, or to perfume some other content of the box. The canister is very nicely decorated with peonies and possible lotus blossoms on a finely detailed ground. There is evidence of a previous life: the lid of the canister has sustained damage to two sides of the lid as shown. Also the foo dog appears to have been rewelded, with some resulting damage to the surrounding enamel. The rest of the canister is in good condition.
Measurements are: 5 1/2" diameter and 7 1/2" to the top of the lid.
Chinese Cloisonne Old Scholar Humidor Box