Here is a very nice pair of old matching cloisonne dragon vases. They each depict a pair of dragons chasing but never catching the ever elusive flaming pearl. They are loaded with character and fine details that only better specimens would display as the pictures show. Each is incised on the base CHINA as the pictures show. They sit upon matching pierced carved dark wood stands which are not original to them, but do fit nicely and show them off well. The vases weigh in at a heavy 26 oz. Combined (736 grams for you metric people) and the stands add another 3 oz. The vases themselves stand at just under 6 1/2 and the wood stands add another inch or so to that. Although the vases may look crooked in the pictures, they are not. They sit solid and stand straight. In some pics the camera bends them somehow. Any white spots are just the the reflections from the lights used to photograph with. The vases are in overall very good condition considering their age of approximately 100 +/- years. There are a couple of very small flaws on one vase, nearly invisible and won’t show on pictures. You can’t feel them with your hands and you can’t see them without looking very, very hard but they are there. On this vase there is a small bit of damage on the neck under the lotus bloom at 5 o’clock right where the leaf plume meets the scrolls. (see picture 10) I caught the light right on it so you could see it. It’s easy to miss but worth mentioning. The second vase is good except for the dent on the dragon’s body on the right hand side. You can see it with the light on it (picture 11) and without, pointed to by the pen. The enamel is still intact which helps hide it unless the light hits it just right. The area affected is about 3/8 in diameter. The damaged area is also shown in full view (picture 2) on the left vase, dragon’s body close to the top of the’arch’. Again, for their age, these vases are in very good condition and are of superior quality in my opinion. On a scale of 1-10 condition wise, I give them a 9. The vintage wood stands are in good condition for their age, no real condition issues to note. I have tried very hard to take excellent pictures and describe very well the vases above. If you have any further questions, feel free to message me. I want you to know exactly what the items for sale are. They are not perfect but they are old, very finely made and not often seen as nice as these are. The item “A Beautiful Pair Of Chinese Cloisonne Vases Of Dragons Chasing The Flaming Pearl” is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases”. The seller is “1gumball” and is located in Martinsville, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Primary Material: Brass, Enamel
- Age: 1900-1940
- Featured Refinements: Cloisonne Vase
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Region of Origin: China
- Color: Black