The background is a creamy beige color with gold cloisonne wires making clouds. The beautiful enamel color in the floral design includes green, teal, white, pink, gold and black. There is a gold metal base and gold metal finish on the top extending into the vases. The bottom is finished in blue enamel and is not marked. I would date the vases as vintage from the 1950 - 1970s in the People's Republic Period.
Morning glories are popular flowers around the world. The Japanese were the first to cultivate morning glories as decorative flowers.
Morning glories are quite popular flowers in China and are known for their medicinial properties. They are also edible, like lettuce.
Morning glories have been popular in Chinese art for centuries. The morning glories decorated on these two cloisonne vases are very graceful and beautiful. The stands are very high quality with five lovely carved feet and a beautiful red-brown stain (which looks great with the pair of vases). The stands are quite substantial weighing 313.4 grams each.
The stands have minor surface scratches, rubs and variation in the stain. They have a lovely vintage patina.
The stain is slightly darker on one of the stands. The matching stands are in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks, missing pieces, repairs or damage.
The vases are in excellent vintage condition with normal but expected wear. There may be small surface scratches and characteristics common in older cloisonne such as tiny pitting. When removed, these labels discolored the gold finish in a few spots that are noticeable when looking down into the necks. These discolorations are not visible in many positions that I have displayed the vases, especially above eye level. Approximate Size of Each Vase.Diameter of top: 3 3/4. Diameter of bottom: 3 5/8. Approximate Size of Each Stand. Height of stand: 2 1/8.
This lovely pair of cloisonne vases decorated with morning glories is a great find for the collector and your home decor. The pair of carved wood stands are exceptional vintage Chinese art. 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 Morning Glories Cloisonne Vases Heavy Stands" is in sale since Tuesday, February 19, 2019. 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.
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