Sorry, this item sold. Have RighteousRecycling make something just for you, or try these other items:
Estate Statement Piece of Asian Jewelry that is an instant conversation piece.
The highest prices on the market are for great quality Chinese antique and vintage cloisonne pieces, and antique signed Japanese masterpieces, both rare, most of which are unavailable, either owned by collectors already, or displayed in museums. Some of these items, damaged, yet still appealing can be found easily enough on the internet auction sites.
There was and is much more Chinese mass-produced cloisonne items than Japanese, 'supply and demand' dictates that Japanese cloisonne will usually fetch more. On the other hand, Chinese enamelware and cloisonne values are skyrocketing, due to China's and other Asian countries newly found interest in these old exports.
Most of the vintage cloisonne items found at estate sales, flea markets, the internet and live auctions are the unmarked, mass produced, Chinese and Japanese cloisonne items, exported during the early part of the 20th century, and the many post 1950s machine-made (assembly line manufacture) cloisonne pieces.
Up to 1950, there was room for innovation and creativity by the Chinese and Japanese cloisonne craftsmen. There are some rare, completely hand crafted, unexpected treasures still available from that period, those pieces are the most sought after by the keen cloisonne collector
This piece is an estate piece from China and I believe it to be a mass produced piece bc it had a tag saying "China" on the inside, the owner was an antique dealer.
It is delicately carved and could have been hand carved, I am not sure of the production method but it is still rare and highly valued and treasured.
I have a companion bangle in white that is smaller that I will be adding soon.
Portions of all proceeds go to the charity of the month. Thanks for your donation and support!
Please take a look at my other items and check back often for new goodies and specials!
http://www.righteousrecycling.com (under construction, but drop by, leave your thoughts!)
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.