They will definitely add elegance and style to your home or office. These are great pieces to add to your collection of fine Chinese art. Chinese cloisonné enamelware is made by embedding small pieces of material such as flecks of gold or powdered mineral in enamel.Enamel is a layer of glass melted onto a surface. Craftsmen may apply many thin layers of enamel with embedded material firing (heating) each layer to coat an object. If the process is done well, the result can be a strikingly colorful and even sparkling hard surface with translucent depth that looks unusual compared to simple painted ceramics or lacquer ware. Initially, craftspeople in the Ming Empire mainly created cloisonné artwork on metal objects such as brass or bronze vases, kettles, or other objects.
Chinese cloisonné is amongst the best known enamel cloisonné in the world. From Byzantium or the Islamic world the technique reached China in the 1314th centuries; the first written reference is in a book of 1388, where it is called "Dashi ware". No Chinese pieces clearly from the 14th century are known, the earliest datable pieces being from the reign of the Xuande Emperor (142535), which however show a full use of Chinese styles suggesting considerable experience in the technique.  It was initially regarded with suspicion by Chinese connoisseurs, firstly as being foreign, and secondly as appealing to feminine taste. However, by the beginning of the 18th century the Kangxi Emperor had a cloisonné workshop among the many Imperial factories.
The most elaborate and highly valued Chinese pieces are from the early Ming Dynasty, especially the reigns of the Xuande Emperor and Jingtai Emperor (145057), although 19th century or modern pieces are far more common. The Chinese industry seems to have benefited from a number of skilled Byzantine refugees fleeing the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, although based on the name alone, it is far more likely China obtained knowledge of the technique from the middle east.In much Chinese cloisonné blue is usually the predominant colour, and the Chinese name for the technique, jingtailan ("Jingtai blue ware"), refers to this, and the Jingtai Emperor. Quality began to decline in the 19th century. Initially heavy bronze or brass bodies were used, and the wires soldered, but later much lighter copper vessels were used, and the wire glued on before firing.  The enamels compositions and the pigments change with time. The item "Fine Pair Of Chinese Blue & White Cloisonne Enamel Cache Pots/Vase With Gold Gilt" is in sale since Thursday, November 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "arle_gros" and is located in Lomita, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.