Monumental Chinese cloisonné enamel jardinière on stand

£45,000

This truly monumental cloisonné enamel jardinière is profusely adorned with traditional Chinese motifs, including violently writhing dragons and crashing waves.

 

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Description

Designed and wrought on a remarkable scale, this jardinière is a marvellous example of 20th Century Chinese decorative art. The jardinière features a traditionally shaped body with a surface profusely adorned with cloisonné enamel designs over a white enamel ground. The decorative scheme of the cloisonné enamel draws on traditional Chinese motifs, including writhing dragons, cresting and crashing waves, and abstracted floral patterns. The colour palette is drawn from the traditional Chinese wucai colours, which comprise dark blue, green, red, and yellow. The rim of the jardinière is rolled, and its rolled surface is engraved with abstract designs. The piece is supported by an ornately carved hardwood stand of four legs.

A jardinière of the same size and style can be purchased here to make the present piece into a pair.

Details

Country of Origin
Chinese
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
Period
20th Century
Style
Chinese Interest
Material
Enamel - Cloisonné, Wood
Colour
Brown, Multi-coloured, White

Dimensions

Height
127 cm / 50 inches
Diameter
116 cm / 45.7 inches

Reference:
16280

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