Coralene Choisy Le Roi Art Nouveau Covered Urn Vase Japanesque Dragonfly C1900
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Coralene Choisy Le Roi Art Nouveau Covered Urn Vase Japanesque Dragonfly C1900:
This sale is for a really unusual, exceptional PORCELAIN COVERED URN made by Choisy Le Roi of FRANCEwith CORALENE decoration. This urn isvery unusual in design, it is very JAPANESE in the design with 2 butterflies and a stunning DRAGONFLY on the body and lid. They flutter over bamboo branches and some other foliage. The backgound is a wonderful, vibrant deep navy blue with gilding on the handles and neck. The photos do a far better job of describing it than I am able. The bodies of the butterflies and dragonfly is done in gold, really detailed, down to the very tiniest details of anatomy. The foliage is also done in gold, and there is some silver on the top, the branches on the lid are in silver, a wonderful counterpoint to the rest. Really stunning! The impression it gives is that of the really refined pieces made in JAPAN during the MEIJI PERIOD. The coralene decoration gives added dimension, and is very well done! It truly sparkles in the sun The overall height is 11" and is 7" across at the widest part of the piece, across the handles. It is fully marked on the underside of the base, see photos. It is in superb estate condition, no cracks, scratches, chips. NO loss of the coralene beading. Colors are vibrant, and the goldwork is totally intact. This is a really unique piece, very elegant, and a compliment to the later, more reknown Japanese NIPPON versions. This is very subtle and refined, yet very Japonesque in feel. Guaranteed to be as described or full refund. Thanks for looking, and good luck.