A large pair of matched Chinese vases done in cloisonné enamels on copper with matching lids and bases.
A pair of metal worked copper vases that have been covered in black and colored enamels with designs of peony branches and blossoms with ruyi edges. The foot bands and mouth rims show the underlying copper metal. The insides and bases are covered in blue enamel. The lids also have brass cloisonné wire and brass finials. The pair have carved wood stands from the same time period.
The vases have the word CHINA stamped in the blue enamel on the bases and scratched on the bases of the wooden stands.
11 ½” (29.2 cm) tall without stand x 6” (15.2 cm) diameter. Weighs 3 lb 12 oz (1700 g)
One lid has a slight couple of dents on the edge of the lid. The other lid has a larger dent on the rim. Both lids have enamel losses near the dents. One lid also has some losses around the finial. The base of one jar has some enamel losses. The bodies of the vases are in good shape with no dents, cracks, or breaks. They both have flaws such as pitting in the enamels, enamel chips, and enamel reserves. The wood stands have an aged look with stain losses. One wood stand has a small break in the fretwork.
A large matched pair of cloisonné vases with matching stands to decorate the home. They’d look amazing on a mantel.
Pair of Chinese 11 1/2" Black Floral Cloisonné Lidded Vases Circa 1910