1000 Flower' Chinese Champleve Cloisonne & Enamel Gold 'Garlic Head' Vases With Wood Stands - a Pair
A stunning pair of highly detailed Chinese champleve cloisonné 1000 flower vases in gilt and multi coloured enamels. This type of cloisonné work is far superior in quality due to it's more intricate workmanship, see below. Gold background with raised polychrome flowers and arabesque scrolls interspersed with colourful decorative bands in blues and greens. Traditional light blue under base - rosewood stands. Excellent condition. Very traditional shape of vase is know as "Garlic Head". Dimensions: Dia. 5.25", H9.25". Condition - very good. Age - Mid 20th. Century.
Champlevé is an enamelling technique in which troughs or cells are carved, etched, die struck, or cast into the surface of a metal object, and filled with vitreous enamel. The piece is then fired until the enamel fuses, and when cooled the surface of the object is polished. The uncarved portions of the original surface remain visible as a frame for the enamel designs; typically they are gilded. The name comes from the French for "raised field", "field" meaning background, though the technique in practice lowers the area to be enamelled rather than raising the rest of the surface.