Cloisonne enamel, 2 tiny antique bowls with Oriental floral design
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Two very small antique enameled bowls, each about large enough to hold a fat grape! They are not quite the same size and the colors differ slightly both inside and out. The background color of one is almost black, the other is blue.
The bowls are both in remarkably fine condition. The rims, top and bottom, are smooth. There are no protruding wires, chips or rust.
Cloisonne is an ancient decorative process where metal filaments (sometimes silver or gold), are fused to the surface of a metal object. These wires are used to outline and keep apart the colors of enamel used in the pattern. Intense heat is applied to fuse all together to produce a smooth, vibrantly-colored surface.
According to my information, these could be from either China or Japan. They lack a mark or stamp with the country of origin. This was required for all international trade items after 1891.
How do you care for these? Metal polish could damage the patina, so simply wipe gently with dry soft cloth.
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