The black ground cloisonn vase decorated to the body with two dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst a cloud pattern under a horizontal band of ruyi heads, the neck with a similar border above four lotus blooms borne on scrolling veins, the shoulder surrounded by a scrolling floral border and upright leaf lappets the box painted against the dark glimmering emerald ground with various butterflies and colorful floral scrolls, the base and interior covered in an attractive turquoise tone.
Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm).
Both with some wear, the interior of the box has crazing and production-related surface flaws.
Auction Date: September 25, 2020
Estimate: $400 - 600