Characterful Cloisonné

With an ever growing worldwide market, our 'Travelling The Silk Road: Asian Works Of Art' auction on Friday 25 November is certainly not to be missed.



Within the sale, a superb collection of cloisonné pieces are on offer. Cloisonné is the ancient technique of decorating metal objects with coloured material separated with metal strips of wire, often of silver or gold. These fine pieces of Asian art are sure to make a great statement piece in any home.


Talking of statement pieces, one such lot is 1398, a Japanese ginbari and cloisonne enamel vase. This stunning lot is decorated with the figure Guanyin - given the appellation of ‘Goddess of Mercy’ or ‘Mercy Goddess’ by Jesuit missionaries in China. Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin which means ‘The One Who​ Perceives the Sounds of the World’. This striking vase is decorated with three-clawed dragons above ​crashing waves, against a black ground, the neck and foot with base complete with metal mounts.


Another stand out lot within the sale is lot 1412. This Japanese cloisonné vase features two birds amongst plum blossom, as well peonies and bamboo and is on silver plated mounts with a signature to base.

Join us for the auction on 25 November when around 50 items of cloisonne artwork will go under the hammer.



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