Mid 20th Century Jingfa Blue White Dragon Back Cloisonne Beaker Form Vases With Cranes & Lotus - a Pair on Wood Stands

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Extraordinary pair of Chinese Cloisonne beaker form vases. Graceful form with wide flaring 'trumpet' rim. Very heavy and well-made pieces with rich, beautiful enamels over solid cast bronze/brass. Each vase is fitted with brackets emulating a dragons dorsal fin which separates the piece into 4 quadrants. Each mid section quadrant has a unique design featuring red crowned white cranes in a landscape setting of pink cherry blossom trees, rocks and stylised clouds.  The scenes are similararily opposing. Further bands of Ruyi, bell flowers and scroll work borders in shades of blue and red.  These vases are designed to be highly auspicious.
The inner rim of the neck is most attractively decorated with a ring of ruyi in blue, black and red/pink and further blue lotus flowers and two 'cartouches' of red crowned cranes.
Overall the main colors are light blue, dark blue, turquoise, pink, green and white.

A rare form with striking colors and designs.
Vintage, Mid-20th century. 1940-1960.  They come with their own carved wood stands.
Condition is very good with minor signs of tarnish and finish wear at rims.
Further reading below.
Collectable and desireable pieces.
12.25" tall x 6.5" diameter.  Height on stand 14.5".
7 pounds total.
A well known very high quality producer of Cloisonne - Jingfa is a registered trade mark Jingfa products have won an honorable title of renowned product in Beijing in 1975. They were conferred the title of Top Quality Product” by the Ministry of Light Industry in 1979, and won the prize of the National Hundred-Flower Golden Cup in 1981.


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