China- Cloisonné enamel box beige background

Beautiful old vase-shaped box with lid gilt bronze and cloisonné enamels from China with polychrome decoration of flowers and birds on a beige background. Monochrome blue interior. Jiaqing period (1796-1822)

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70,00 €

Cloisonne is a method of enameling  introduced and developed in China in the early fifteenth century where thin metal strips are soldered to a surface to create a pattern of decorative cells. After cooking and sanding enamels, the parties are mercury bronze gilded.

  • Height 2.1 in
  • Diameter 1.4 in