The background is black enamel with clouds created by cloisonne wires and the focal point of the design is a large dragon inside the bowl. The dragon looks fierce with teeth showing, a long swirling body and four feet with five toes each surrounding the flaming pearl. There are green waves of water under the dragon. On the sides of the bowl, there are two dragons face to face chasing a flaming pearl. There are green waves of water in cloisonne around the base of the bowl. The metal on the rim and base of the bowl appears to be brass. The bottom is finished in blue enamel with cloisonne clouds. The vase is unmarked as is common with cloisonne of this age. The stand is marked “CHINA” on the bottom. The stand is highly desirable and lovely addition to a collection. The stand is in excellent antique condition with no repairs, missing parts, cracks or noticeable damage. There are some surface scratches, dents and rubs on the stand from expected usage. Dragons are admired in Chinese culture but thought to be a little greedy. They are often depicted in Chinese art as chasing a flaming pearl. They never catch it! Dragons are a favorite subject in antique Chinese cloisonne and highly sought by collectors. These dragon bowls are very popular with collectors and require great skill to create. The bowl in excellent antique condition with no damage and no repairs. There are no dents or bruises. There are no stains inside the bowl. There is no haze from liquids being used inside the bowl. There is very minor pitting as is common in antique cloisonne. There may be tiny flecks of enamel loss also common in antique cloisonne. There may be tiny surface scratches due to age. There is slight tarnishing and tiny spots on the brass rims at the top and bottom of the bowl. Weight: 24.7 oz. Diameter across: 7 3/4. Diameter of opening: 6 1/8. Diameter of base: 5. Weight: 217.5 grams. Area for display: 5 1/4 on top surface. These wonderful old Chinese cloisonné dragon bowls are becoming more difficult to find without any damage. The quality of the work in this bowl is very high and the colors are vibrant. Antique Chinese stands are becoming more popular with collectors. The dragon bowl looks beautiful displayed on this fine antique stand. Don’t miss an opportunity to add this lovely dragon bowl and antique carved stand to your cloisonne or Asian art collection. Please note: We make every effort to accurately describe all items offered for sale. We encourage you to use your own judgment and expert advice for dating and valuing items. Examine the photos as they are part of the description. We cannot make any guarantees as to the actual age of any items offered for sale, as opinions are known to vary from one expert to another. I do not charge for packing materials. Please examine the photos to assess the condition for yourself. Other items shown in the photos are for display purposes only. The item “Beautiful Old Chinese Cloisonne Dragon & Flaming Pearl Bowl Fine Antique Stand” is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls”. The seller is “wilderness03″ and is located in Deerfield, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Type: Bowls
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: 1880 – 1930 (bowl)
- Primary Material: Cloisonne
- Maker: Chinese artisan
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Black, yellow, blue, green, red, white, pink, gold