Lot 5: Large Japanese Cloisonne Floor Vase with Phoenixes
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
late 19th century, with gilt and silver wire, lavishly decorated with bands of jewel color enamels, the body with tall lappet-shaped panels containing finely detailed phoenix birds alternating on transparent enamel green and burgundy ground flecked with aventurine, above a wide band of shaped panels enclosing alternating butterfly and flower motifs, with raised wooden stand.
Consignor's father reportedly purchased from Whitney Estate, New York.
Collection of Peter Saladino, Asheville, NC and Long Island, NY
Condition Report: Loss to cloisonnÃ© at bottom metal base and slight loss inside interior rim; wear to metal rim and base.