Early 20th C Chinese Cloisonne Vase
This is a fine example of a late Qing, early Republic cloisonne vase. Individual cloisons form clouds on a turquoise background while enamels of various colors, including pink, white, green, brown, yellow and rust red, form the prunus trees and blossoms and the bird soaring among the clouds. The metal appears to be gilded with the gold and only slightly diminished by age. There is a ruyi upper border and a simple double border surrounds the foot rim. The base is covered with cobalt blue enamel.
There are no signs of damage; however there is pitting as well as other imperfections consistent with age. The vase is approximately 7 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide.