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Chinese Cloisonné Bottle with Butterfly Motif

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Bottle with Butterfly Motif, c. 1880
Enamel on Brass
8 1/2 in. x 4 in. x 4 in. (21.59 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.3.38


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Medium
Multicolored enamels and irridescent colors on a brass base.

Object Description
Chinese meiping bottle with a design of butterflies, geometric, and floral patterns executed in multicolored enamels and irridescent colors on a blue and black field. The enamels are mainly jewel-toned (sapphire, ruby, and emerald) with smaller designs in black, pink, green, and turquoise. The bottle has a bulb near the top, narrowing at the neck, and widening at the mouth. There is glossy turquoise enamel within the neck.

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