Pilgrim Flask China, probably Beijing Qianlong period 1736-95 Gilt-copper, cloisonné enamel The flattened round form of this pilgrim flask resembles the full moon, inspiring the alternative appellation ‘moon flask’. The handles are cast as coiled hornless dragons, called chilong. Blowsy peony blooms (mudan), set against a background of ornamental rocks and waterfalls, provide the decoration. The peony, a symbol of wealth, honour and nobility
Harlan Butt-- Glacier Vessel #2 2015 copper, enamel, silver 5.5 x 8 x 8 Glacier Vessel #2 reflects the experience of my time spent at Glacier National Park, MT as part of my National Parks Project sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts at the University of North Texas.
An important and fine pair of matching cloisonné-enamel ovoid vases By Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927), circa 1897 Delicately worked in silver wire of varying gauge with an identical design.Each vase 16.8cm x 7.5cm (6 5/8in x 3in). (4). Sold for £68,500 at Bonhams, 2015