The jardiniere is quite large and has a lobed oval shape. There are two large dragons chasing a flaming pearl on each side of the jard. The dragons’ tails nearly meet on the sides of the jardiniere. The background color is black enamel with gold wire cloisonne clouds. The dragons fly over waves of water which are shown at the base. The cloisonne design has fine details and is finished in colors of. Black, yellow, green, blue, white, pink, rose and gold. There is a wide metal border at the top of the jard and on the base. There are four lobes on the jard separated by a bit of metal. The bottom and inside of the jardiniere are finished in blue enamel. The jardiniere is unmarked but perhaps Republic period. Dragons are greatly admired in Chinese culture for their power and strength. But they are a little greedy so they are often depicted in art as chasing a flaming pearl. They never catch it. The dragons on the jardiniere are very beautiful in colors of yellow, green, red, blue, gold and black. The details on the four dragons are excellent. The elegant stand displays the jardiniere beautifully and is a work of art itself. The stand is heavy & very thick with three legs in “the front” and two legs in “the back” for support. The old stand is carved with “CHINA” and two chinese characters on the underneath. There are remnants of an old label on the bottom. The jard is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks, dents, repairs or damage. The inside of the jard has slight old discoloration which could possibly be cleaned. I always use a saucer if I display plants in the jard. There could be minor surface scratches as expected from usage. There could be a very little enamel loss and pitting on the outside as common with older cloisonne. The gold metal has some scratches and a little tarnish. There is overall normal wear as expected from the age. The stand has some surface scratches and scuffs. There are a few tiny spots of white paint on one side of the stand that could probably be removed. The stand has a lovely aged look to it and is a great addition to a collection of Asian antiques. There is a slight nick on the edge of the stand in the front rim of the display area which could be darkened to conceal it. The stand has no chips, cracks, repairs or damage. This is one of my finest stands in 50+ years of collecting Chinese stands. Weight: 3.37 pounds. Opening: 8 1/2″ x 4″. Base: 6 1/2″ x 3 1/8″. Weight: 20.72 ounces. Display area: 7 7/8″ x 4 1/2″. This beautiful old Chinese lobed oval dragon cloisonné jardiniere & stand are in wonderful condition. Both are superb works of Chinese art and quite difficult to find. Beautiful to display in your home with or without plants. The dragon jard & stand would be a great addition to your collection of Asian art & antiques! I have another very similar Chinese cloisonné oval dragon jardiniere listed that is about the same size. Also comes with an elegant old wood stand. 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 material. Please examine the photos to assess the condition of the vase for yourself. Other items shown in the photos are for display purposes only. The item “GREAT Old 11+ Chinese Cloisonne Oval Dragon Jardiniere Bowl Planter Fine Stand” is in sale since Friday, March 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Pots”. The seller is “wilderness03″ and is located in Deerfield, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Type: Lobed Oval Jardiniere Planter
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: Vintage
- Primary Material: Cloisonne
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Black, yellow, green, red, rose, blue, white, gold