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    Posted 5 years ago

    Stillwater
    (205 items)

    Has anyone ever seen a piece of cloisonné like this before??... I found it at a mall today, and paid more than usual, only after finding one on a gallery page by (maybe) the same designer for a jaw-droppingly high asking price. I've never, *ever* seen anything like it. It reminds me of Jean Dunand's work. What the heck is this???

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      SIZE? Checker Box, Mah Jong pieces box?? Wonderful!!
    2. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      Does it have drawers or compartments in it...What is the size?-It seems pretty high for the base size, so I was thinking drawers?? Can you tell us about the inside?
    3. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
      No drawers or compartments, just a blue enamel inside

      I actually did find one sort of like it on 1stDibs, but it was "unavailable"

      The other one they were asking $4,850, it was like 2 inches bigger and not as "we'll executed" if I may say so

      It's 4.75 x 3.25 x 2.5 tall
    4. Janasvo, 4 years ago
      Very interesting! Style seems almost Dadist. Hope you get some clues.
      What info was on the similar one you found?
    5. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
      Awsome find !! I love it !
    6. beadiste, 4 years ago
      I have a pic of a similar box, with it's signed paper label still affixed - artist name appears to be signed "Taila," made in China. A cigarette humidor, originally lined in wood, possibly part of a smoking set with a small dish for an ashtray and possibly a matching metal matchbox cover.
      Other pieces seem to show a strange combination of either Aztec or Egyptian themes - monkey, panthers, crocodiles, birds, strange little gnomes - all with a sort of surreal hieroglyphic look.
      Definitely an artist who was trying to be chic and trendy during the 1920s-30s, wouldn't you say? Guessing the artist drew the designs, and some Chinese cloisonne workshop executed them.
      A cool find!
    7. beadiste, 4 years ago
      Here's a link to Liveauctioneers with the piece similar to yours (only with a yellow background) and the label I mentioned in prior post:

      https://new.liveauctioneers.com/item/32380722_chinese-art-deco-enamel-and-brass-jewelry-box

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