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Chinese Cloisonné Sugar Bowl with Lid

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Sugar Bowl with Lid, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
4 5/16 in. x 5 11/16 in. x 4 in. (10.95 cm x 14.45 cm x 10.16 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.32 a, b


Commentary
Could also be of Japanese origin (F. Schneider, Oct 21, 2010).

Marks
There is a label on the bottom, which reads: "20-29."

Medium
Multicolored enamels and gilding over a cast copper base.

Object Description
Small Chinese cloisonné sugar bowl with two half-heart shaped handles, one on each side. The bowl has a motif of two green dragons (one on each side) against a black ground. The handles are also black, with circular cloisons. There is a floral border in blues and reds on the top edge and a geometric design on the bottom edge. The interior of the bowl and lid are covered in aqua enamel. The lid is button shaped with clouds against a black ground, and a flower shaped knob.

Part of a 5 piece set.

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