This pair of delicately decorated work is Chinese Cloisonne enamelware, a technique that is understood to have been introduced during the 18th century.
Cloisonne or 'Cloisonné' are metalwork objects with decoration that is applied by creating separating sections using wire or thin metal. The sections are filled with different coloured enamels to create a visual image or pattern and the whole piece be fired multiple times to realise the colours.
The bodies for both pieces are made of brass with a counter (base) enamel of the traditional Azure blue. The decor is a rich cascade of stylised gold clouds pattern that is trimmed with the Ruyie (upside down cloverleaf with a dot) border at the rim and 'shoulders' of the vases. The central feature for one vase is a stem of red Cherry blossom and for the other vase, a stem of pink and red Peony.
Very Good. No dents or repairs. There is mild wear to the enamel on the back of one vase (Peony) that is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report.
Height: c. 4.1" / 10.5 cm tall x c. 2.3" / 5.8 cm diameter (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 1.6" / 4 cm. Rim diameter: c. 1.4" / 3.7 cm. Unpackaged weight [Pair]: 0.3 kg / 254 g
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