Cloisonné Enamel Wares

Updated: 2007-10-10 15:45

7. Wire inlayed cloisonné enamel Occidental lidded pot

Specification: 9.5 centimeters in height,  9.3 centimeters in diameter.

With delicate curves, this pot is decorated with sketches of a Western house, people, animals, and a mother with her son. Made in the middle Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the small lidded pot is both ornamental and practical.

8. Wire inlayed cloisonné enamel phoenix Dou

Specification: 10.1 centimeters in height,  7.1 centimeters in diameter.

A Dou is a bronze food vessel of the Zhou Dynasty (1,100-256 BC). This one, made in the middle Qing Dynasty, is an imitation of the ancient work. With a ring pattern, the enameled Dou has a pair of ear-like handles, which represent two phoenix heads. Taken off, its lid could be used as a plate.

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