Cloisonné is mainly used to decorate metal objects or ceramics. The technique involves applying colored enamels to different materials, which are then fired to bring out the design. It likely originated in ancient Egypt or the Byzantine Empire. It later spread to China, where it was applied to bronze and porcelain. A pair of Chinese cloisonné vases are among the featured items in the upcoming May Asian Sale, presented by WR Auction Gallery Inc. These blue pear-shaped vases feature floral motifs in green, red, yellow, and white colors.
The sale offers several pieces of carved jade as well. Often referred to as “the Stone of Heaven,” jade symbolizes status, wealth, and wisdom in China. A carved spinach jade panel is a featured lot. Inserted in a hardwood frame, the panel depicts a figural scene. A white jade boulder carved with mountainous landscape scenes on both sides will also be available. View these items and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Asian Works of Art (203), Ceramics and Pottery (145), Sculptures & Carvings (33), Paintings and Drawings (7), Screens, Scrolls & Fans (6)
# of Lots:208
Price Range:$50 - $20,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Chinese gilt bronze Buddha, possibly 18th c.|| Estimate: |
|Chinese jade boulder carved w/ landscape scenes|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Chinese cloisonné vases, possibly 19th c.|| Estimate: |
|Chinese export porcelain platter, possibly 18th c.|| Estimate: |
|Chinese six-panel screen, possibly 19th c.|| Estimate: |