We have had difficulty deciding exactly what this extraordinary piece is! When sat on a flat surface it looks very much like a beautiful large bowl, planter or urn, but there is no bottom to it. Perhaps its uses were in the garden? Maybe someone can enlighten us!There are some signs of ageing - but this does not detract from the huge appeal of this fabulous thing (please see photographs). Its decorated with large blossoms and trailing leaves, and several bold blue and yellow butterflies that look very dragon like in their appearance.
Theres a running egg and dart style design near the top of the bowl and a honeycomb texture to the other areas of the piece. Measures approx 10 inches in height x 10.5 inches in diameter across the top. The opening at the bottom has a diameter of approx 7.5 inches.
The item "Rare 19thC Large CHINESE Bronze CLOISONNÉ PLANTER BUTTERFLIES Blossom Stunning" is in sale since Monday, August 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Vases". The seller is "vintageatthepalace" and is located in LYTHAM ST ANNES, Lancashire. This item can be shipped worldwide.