Chinese quartz and jade flower model in a cloisonné enamel planter


Set within a cloisonne enamel planter, this beautiful flower model showcases the superb decorative works emerging from China in the 20th century.


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This superb flower model combines several precious hardstones with the impressive cloisonné enamelling technique.

Emerging from the planter is a metal trunk, which has been treated with resin to evoke the natural colours and textures of bark. The trunk extends into branches, which are comprised of metal wrapped with brown thread. At the end of each branch sits a hardstone flower, cast from a variety of different semi-precious stones including carnelian, jade, and rose quartz. These stones symbolise courage, strength, and love respectively, which imbues the model with spiritual significance. Each model is centred by a bright beaded stigma that contrasts nicely with the hues of the crystals. Amongst the flowers are several beautifully carved nephrite leaves, which again provide a nice colour contrast.

The model sits within a cloisonné enamel pot, which pairs a pale blue ground with a colourful floral design. Gold touches can be seen throughout, including the lip, feet, and cloisons themselves. The upper rim features additional geometric designs.

This sweet model is a true objet d’art, that would brighten any interior space.


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


18 cm / 7.1 inches
11 cm / 4.3 inches
11 cm / 4.3 inches


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