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Chinese Cloisonné Fish-Form Container

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Fish-Form Container, 20th c.
Enamel on Brass
4 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 2 1/8 in. (12.07 cm x 13.97 cm x 5.4 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.88

There is a label on the interior, which reads: 69/80R/TW/OEZ/6-7."

Cobalt and turquoise enamels on cast brass, with gilding.

Object Description
Open vessel in the shape of a fish tail. Coated with turquoise enamel on the interior, and cobalt on the exterior. Gold cloisons form fish scales on the exterior, and the fins and tail tip are coated in gilt.

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