Chinese hardstone flower model in a cloisonné enamel pot


Bringing together a large array of different precious stones, this stunning petite flower model is set within a decorative enamel planter.


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This stunning Chinese flower model is a superb objet d’art, casting an array of blooms in different semi-precious stones.

Emerging from the planter is a metal tree trunk, treated with resin to evoke the natural colours and textures of the bark. From the trunk hang numerous different flowers, cast from several different hardstones that include carnelian, rose quartz, and lapis lazuli. Each bloom is centred by a yellow beaded stigma, held together by thread-wrapped wire. Between the flowers hang impressively carved nephrite leaves, which add a superb colour contrast. These hardstones all carry symbolic meanings, promoting inner harmony, strength, and concentration, which imbues the model with a spiritual significance.

The flower model sits within a cloisonné enamel planter, the top of which is filled with small stones. Set on a black ground, the body is decorated with pink flowers and green leaves, brightened by the gold borders. The rest of the ground is covered with gold clouds, which symbolise good fortune in Chinese culture.

This delicate, charming object would be sure to bring the beauty of the natural world into any home interior.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
20th Century
Chinese Interest, Floral
Enamel - Cloisonné, Hardstone, Lapis Lazuli, Metal, Nephrite, Rose Quartz, Carnelian


19 cm / 7.5 inches
13 cm / 5.1 inches
11 cm / 4.3 inches


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