The background is a lovely blue enamel with clouds created by gold cloisonne wires. The beautiful enamel colors include blue, red, brown, yellow, pink, green, cream, lavender, gold and more. The focal point of the design on each vase is a wonderful dragon and a beautiful pheonix flying in the clouds chasing a flaming pearl.
The vases are a substantial size at 10 high (without stands) and weighing 737.7 & 777.3 grams. The vases are very good quality with beautiful detail & colors. There are traditional Chinese borders at the top and the bottom of the vases.There is gold metal around the openings and blue enamel on the bottoms. The dragons are quite handsome and phoenix are very beautiful. Dragons and phoenix have been popular in Chinese art for centuries. Together they can symbolize the emporer and empress. Dragons are thought to rule all creatures from the heavens. Phoenix are a symbol of prosperity. There is an old Chinese proverb that says "when the dragon and phoenix fly together, there is good fortune for the people". The vases are unmarked but I would date them to the late Republic period through mid-century to early 70s. The stands are in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or damage. There is age appropriate wear on the stands such as surface scratches.
The vases are in excellent vintage condition with normal but expected wear. There may be small surface scratches.
There are a few rubs on the gold metal at the openings. The bottoms with blue enamel have some imperfections that occurred during the manufacturing. There are no chips, cracks, dents, repairs or damage that I can find on the vases. Approximate Size of Each Vase. Diameter of bottom: 2 3/4.
Approximate Size of Each Stand. Height of stand: 1 1/4. The Chinese design in art of dragons & phoenix chasing flaming pearls is more rare than dragons or phoenix alone in the sky. Matching pairs of vintage dragon & phoenix cloisonne vases are difficult to find, especially in such wonderful condition. These lovely matching cloisonne vases will be a great addition to any collection of Asian art & antiques.And quite beautiful on display in your home. 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 "Pair Large 10 Vintage Chinese Dragon & Phoenix & Pearls Cloisonne Vases Stands" is in sale since Saturday, August 18, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Chinese\Vases & Jars". The seller is "wilderness03" and is located in Deerfield, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.