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Beautiful Chinese " Jingfa" Cloisonne Ash Tray / Circa 1950's 60's

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Posted 1 year ago


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No pottery today. In fact not much of anything. I found this pretty little 5" Chinese "Jingfa" writing brush washing dish. Jingfa makes very high quality "cloisonne" gift ware. This was probably someone's souvenir . Pink Cherry blossoms, against a deep blue background. The brass brush rest highlights the turquoise basin. Even the back is pretty. Still has it's original labels too. Doesn't look like it was ever used -Mike-


  1. turtlezman turtlezman, 12 months ago
    This is not an ashtray! What you have is a writing brush washing dish! Very nice! Do you mind telling me what the sticker on the bottom says?
  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 12 months ago
    Hello turtlezman...... Thanks for the for the info. Sounds much more elegant than an ashtray. So that's why it's so clean inside as well. The round red label says "Jingfa" the white label says " Made in China" . -Mike-
  3. idcloisonne idcloisonne, 8 months ago
    Since I study Japanese and Chinese cloisonne, have many publications on the subject, am a collector/dealer/buyer I need to disagree with your description. This is a modern Chinese cloisonne ashtray which may have been part of a set, with a hinged lidded rectangular box for cigarettes and possibly a match box cover.
    Jingfa was in the business of cloisonne production by an industrial process rather than wholly handcrafted.
  4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 months ago
    Well I had it as an ashtray originally and was told it was the brush washer and changed it. Really wasn't my opinion so I figured I was wrong about the ashtray. Never thought it was old either. I researched online about Jingfa so I new it was modern gift ware as well.
  5. idcloisonne idcloisonne, 4 months ago
    Mike, one of our earliest discussion.... good example of your tolerance and my steadfast pursuit of the truth. :-)

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