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Chinese Cloisonné Vase with Dragon Motif

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Vase with Dragon Motif, c. 1880-1912
Enamel on Copper
36 in. x 12 1/2 in. x 12 1/2 in. (91.44 cm x 31.75 cm x 31.75 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.3.19

No marks.

Multicolored enamels on copper.

Object Description
Large, cylindrical Chinese cloisonné vase with a slight bulb near the top, a narrower foot and neck, and a fluted base and mouth. The vase is decorated with a stylized dragon, phoenix, and floral pattern in multicolored enamels on panles in jewel tones with gold flecks. The panels are set against a dark blue field. Overall the vase has six bands of design plus a stylized floral band on the top edge and base. The colors are bright and bold. The presence of pink enamel indicates a late Ch'ing dynasty dating.

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