Fine Chinese early 20th century, late Qing period silver filigree vase with enamel decoration. The vase of oval shape with a flat base, tapered to the curved top. Decorated extensively with interlocking filigree work behind fine enamel subjects. The vase with five different scenes showing horses drinking out of a trough, a persimmons tree bearing fruit, rice plants before harvest, a school of fish and a bevy of swans swimming. Bordering the main scenes are further foliage, fruit and enamelled decoration. The object complete with decorated enamelled lid with filigree finial.
Lot Notes:Filigree is usually made from gold or silver. Is is the commonly a combination of tiny beads and/or twisted threads soldered together or to the surface of an object of the same metal and arranged in artistic motifs. It often suggests lace and remains very popular in Asian metalwork.
Lot Reference: For similar see Christies 16-18th October 2014 Sale 3468 Lot 86
Measurements: 18cm H x 10cm W x 10cm D