There is gilt on the beak, eyes, opening on the back, border around the bottom and among the feathers. The insides and bottoms of the birds are turquoise enamel. The pair of cloisonne birds look very beautiful on display together. The birds are unmarked and probably once had paper labels.
I would date them to 1949 - 1990 in the People's Republic period. The stands have a reddish stain and the nice wood grain shows. The stands are in excellent vintage condition with expected wear.
There are surface scratches and rubs. There is a little glue on the bottoms that can be removed. Otherwise there are no cracks, chips, missing parts, repairs or other damage.
There is a very small bit of enamel loss on the lower edge of one fantail. There could be minor surface scratches and tiny bits of enamel loss consistent with normal usage.There is a minor flaw in the enamel on inside of one vase that is only visible when turned on the side. There are no water or dirt stains outside or inside of the vases. The vases are not water tight but can be used to hold dry flowers or pot pourri.
There are no other chips, cracks, dents, damages or repairs to the two bird vases. Average Size of Bird Vases.
Width across (widest point): 4 5/8. Approximate Size of Old Stands. Weight of stands: 102.9 grams. These lovely vintage Chinese cloisonne bird vases and stands would be a very nice addition to a collection of Asian arts and antiques. They are quite beautiful in home decor.
The cloisonne bird vases are in lovely gift-giving condition. 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 as 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. Please examine the photos to assess the condition for yourself. Other items shown in the photos are for display purposes only. The item "Pair Vintage Chinese Cloisonne Vases or Censers Fantasy Birds Fantails Stands" is in sale since Tuesday, February 12, 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. This item can be shipped to United States.