The detailing and applied colored enamel are wonderfully realized and it doesn't suffer from any significant enamel loss, flea bites to any of its edges, stains, fractures, dents, dings or deformities. Both enamel eyes on the duck are intact and without any enamel paint loss. The inlaid brass webbing or scaffolding, which is firstly laid down over the brass body, in order to hold the color enamel in place, is expertly crafted and shows real artistic virtuosity and high craft, on behalf of the Chinese artisan who originally crafted it. The colors are iridescent, and remain vivid, rich, bright and saturated.
The interior of the box is painted with blue enamel and the bottom is painted with gold gilt enamel. A simply extraordinary, very clean antique Chinese cloisonne piece. Very Good to Excellent overall antique condition. There's only some very minor and barely noticeable enamel paint loss right along the middle seam of where the upper and lower halves of the cloisonne duck figure meet.
This shows prior and repeated use and is testament to the artifact's antique pedigree. These episodes occur right in the middle and are only visible upon very close inspection, leaving the brass underlayment below a bit brighter in these spots. The item "LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH C CHINESE ANTIQUE CLOISONNE ENAMEL OVER BRASS DUCK FIG BOX" is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues".
The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.