Global Art & Artifacts

enamel

Large Vintage Maitland Smith Centerpiece.  Iridescent.  Console Bowl. Bronze or Brass trim.  Bird Nest.   Philippines.

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    Maitland Smith – founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class quality products.  Their expertise includes metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry and the finest hand carved woodwork.   Maitland-Smith acquired this… Continue reading

Vintage Rich Yellow Cloisonne Enamel Bowl / Jar. Lid. Peony. With Stand. China.

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    Cloisonne, cloisonné, cloisonné . . .  how simply gorgeous.  The detail – with copper wire forming the partitions – is just stunning.  And don’t get me started on the enamel work!   This piece is from the early 1950s and is in perfect condition. … Continue reading

Hand Carved Famille Rose Porcelain Vase.  Cutout Design.  Incised. Qianlong Marked.  China

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    A gorgeous see-through cutout porcelain vase with intricate carved designs and hand painted in enamel with floral decorations.    I love these overglazed rose colors of pink and carmine.   The mark is that of Qianlong Nian Zhi – Qianlong Period Make.  Qianlong is the… Continue reading

Vintage Heavy Brass Decorative Plate.  10”.  India

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  Very unique and quite stunning.   The swirling background is really cool.  Hook on back for wall hanging.   I have a matching brass jar / urn listed as V-6003.  Both pieces would look great on your dining table or on a décor shelf.   … Continue reading

Vintage Decorative Cloisonné Heavy Enameled Brass Ginger Jar / Urn with lid.  India

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    Very unique and quite beautiful.    During photography, I noticed a dent near one of the designs (to the far right of the design on the first image).  I am reducing the price by 50% of its true and undented value.  It is only somewhat… Continue reading

Magnificent and Large Antique Champlevé Enameled Bronze Censer / Incense Burner Vessel / Container.  China

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    Magnificent is a bit of an understatement for this stately vessel.  Acquired from a Chinese family estate in Connecticut, this piece dates to the mid-1880s.   The design of dragon handles and the foo / fu dog on top is stunning and quite rare.  Vented lid.… Continue reading

Bronze Stylized Horse or Dog Incense Burner / Censer with Champlevé Enamel, China

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Champlevé is a technique where enamel paint is applied to a concave (lower) or convex (higher) area of the item.  I have seen a few of these in Christie’s auctions and also in Orientations Magazine.  Most are incense burners or censers and in the form of an animal… Continue reading

Cloisonne Butterfly Jewelry Box / Container, China

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Detail:  Elegant hinged box is richly hand-enameled over copper.  Brass bezel and beading.  Recently made.  We have a variety of colors.  Contact us.
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