Chinese Scholar’s Cloisonné Paste Box circa 1900Chinese Scholar’s Cloisonné Paste Box circa 1900Chinese Scholar’s Cloisonné Paste Box circa 1900Chinese Scholar’s Cloisonné Paste Box circa 1900Chinese Scholar’s Cloisonné Paste Box circa 1900Chinese Scholar’s Cloisonné Paste Box circa 1900

A colorful, intricate, labor-intensive hand-made bronze paste box that has been covered in cloisonné enamels with a Buddhist lion on the lid.

A heavy bronze base and lid have been coated in cloisonné enamels in a design of a Buddhist lion with ribbon in its mouth and lappet border on the base. You can see the nice aged bronze patina on the foot and mouth. The interior and bottom of the base are coated in a medium blue enamel. The interior of the top is a deeper blue.

The foot ring is slightly raised. There is a wax seal from the Communist Chinese government when it was exported many years after it was produced.

MEASUREMENTS

3” (7.6 cm) diameter x 1 ¾” (4.4 cm) tall. Weighs 5.5 oz (155 g)

CONDITION

There is some staining between the exposed bronze areas and the enamels in the interiors. There are no breaks, chips, dents, or cracks. The medium blue enamel on the interior and bottom of base is bumpy from manufacture.

A scholar’s object to collect or put back on a desk.

ITEM ID
A-2849
COLOR
Blue, Brown, Red, Turquoise, White
ORIGIN
China • Chinese
PURPOSE
Boxes
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Chinese Scholar’s Cloisonné Paste Box circa 1900

$275


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