Today we are excited to offer for sale an exquisite and very palatial antique Chinese cloisonne vase!
This big palace-size vase features stunning cloisonne enamel work depicting a gorgeous peacock gracefully and regally perched upon a colorful peony bush; the back side of the vase displays a growing cherry blossom tree.
The stately peacock was the preferred symbol of the Ming dynasty representing divinity, rank, power, and beauty. The peacock is one of the Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty. It has a hundred eyes on its tail which would activate fame, luck, promote public admiration and bring positive motives from other people.
This grand vase presents very well and is in very good antique condition, with very minor wear and patina commensurate with age and display. There is a small (and hardly noticeable) chip on the enamel on the right side of the neck of the peacock but that’s it.
Diameter of mouth: 7.5″