Nov 5, 2018
Nov 5, 2018
Nov 5, 2018

Vase with Floral Scrolls

Vase with Floral Scrolls


China, Ming dynasty


Cloisonné enamel

Overall: 25.7 cm (10 1/8 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.285


In cloisonné enameling, the decorative patterns are outlined by soldering metal wires (usually copper) to a metal base, creating a network of cells, or cloisons, to be filled with powdered enamels. Here. a turquoise ground separates the stylized chrysanthemum flower and leaf pattern, which winds around the neck and body. After firing, the enamels are polished to create a smooth surface level with the cloisons. The exposed metal surfaces are gilt.

See also
Chinese Art
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The Norweb Collection

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