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Chinese Cloisonné Oval Covered Box

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Oval Covered Box, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
1 3/4 in. x 2 13/16 in. x 2 1/4 in. (4.45 cm x 7.14 cm x 5.72 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.52

There is a label on the bottom of the box which reads: "3-24," and there is a label on the interior of the lid which reads: NY67-2/HOR/WU/8-18."

The sides are executed with bits of white enamel against a turquoise ground, and the lid is executed in multicolored enamel decoration against a glittered copper ground. The enamel is afixed to a cast copper base.

Object Description
Small oval-shaped box with lid. The sides of the box are decorated with white enamel filled butterflies and a floral pattern composed of cloisons, against a turquoise enamel ground. The top has two multicolored enamel butterflies against a glitter filled copper ground. The interior of box and lid and the bottom of the box are coated in turquoise gloss enamel.

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