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Chinese Cloisonné Toothpick Holder

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Toothpick Holder, early 20th c
Enamel on Copper
2 in. x 1 3/8 in. x 1 3/8 in. (5.08 cm x 3.49 cm x 3.49 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.122g

There are no marks.

Cast copper with multicolored enamels and gilding on the upper edge.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonée toothpick holder on tripod feet. The container is decorated with a blue dragon against and multicolored cloud-shapes, with a metal (non-enamel filled) background. There is a blue chrysanthemum on the bottom exterior of the container. The interior is coated in turquoise enamel.

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