Pair of Japonisme ormolu mounted cloisonné enamel vases

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Object Description

Each vase with an ormolu rim set above a turquoise ovoid body of cloisonné enamel; the latter decorated with images of natural abundance as birds, butterflies and flowers all intricately intertwine on a geometrically inspired background pattern. and beauty, rendered in delicate cloisonne. Standing on chimera mask feet, the pair exhibit the skill and beauty typical of 19th century Japonisme.

These mounted vases are a stunning example of the Japonisme style, which proved immensely popular among the nobility in late 19th century Europe.

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