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Slide 0: Blue Floral Cloisonné Jar with Wooden Stand
Blue Floral Cloisonné Jar with Wooden Stand
$300.00
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This dazzling Blue Floral Cloisonné Jar with Wooden Stand is a stunning example of the time-honored craft of cloisonné. The exquisite floral designs were created by hand-applying rich enamels to specially shaped wire compartments that were then soldered to the brass vase. The brilliant blues came to life when they were fired in a kiln, then polished by hand. Display this masterpiece on the included wooden stand.
 
Slide 1: Smithsonian Blue and White Cloisonné Jar with Wooden Stand
Smithsonian Blue and White Cloisonné Jar with Wooden Stand
$500.00
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Simply magnificent. This breathtaking floral Smithsonian Blue and White Cloisonné Jar depicts a phoenix, a symbol in Chinese culture of joy and peace and an omen for auspicious days to come. A beautiful example of the time-honored craft of cloisonné, the painterly motifs were created by hand-applying rich enamels to specially shaped wire compartments soldered to the brass jar. The colors came to life when the jar was fired in a kiln, then polished by hand. Display this masterpiece on the included wooden stand.
 
Slide 2: Smithsonian Floral Cloisonné Vase with Wooden Stand
Smithsonian Floral Cloisonné Vase with Wooden Stand
$120.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

A stunning example of the time-honored craft of cloisonné, this Smithsonian Floral Cloisonné Jar with Wooden Stand will lend grace and beauty to home or office. The colorful designs were created by hand-applying rich enamels to specially shaped wire compartments that had first been soldered to the brass vase. The colors came to life when they were fired in a kiln, then polished by hand. Display this masterpiece on the included wooden stand.
 
Slide 3: Smithsonian Blue Porcelain Ball Vase
Smithsonian Blue Porcelain Ball Vase
$180.00
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Sumptuously glazed in crackled cerulean blue, this timeless objet makes a serenely beautiful appointment for the home. Fine porcelain.
 
Slide 4: Smithsonian Blue Porcelain Mantel Vase
Smithsonian Blue Porcelain Mantel Vase
$185.00
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The narrow depth of this serenely beautiful accent piece makes it perfect for displaying on narrow shelves or mantels. Sumptuously glazed in crackled cerulean blue, this superb vase is made of fine porcelain.
 
Slide 5: Smithsonian Blue and White Hexagonal Porcelain Jar
Smithsonian Blue and White Hexagonal Porcelain Jar
$125.00
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Auspicious and beautiful, this hexagonal, lidded jar is hand painted with a blue and white motif of clouds (symbolizing happiness and good fortune) and cranes (symbolizing longevity). Fine porcelain.
 
Slide 6: Smithsonian Blue and White Cylindrical Porcelain Jar
Smithsonian Blue and White Cylindrical Porcelain Jar
$125.00
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Auspicious and beautiful, this round lidded jar is hand painted with a blue and white motif of clouds (symbolizing happiness and good fortune) and cranes (symbolizing longevity). Fine porcelain.
 
Slide 7: Smithsonian Light Blue Porcelain Double Gourd Vase
Smithsonian Light Blue Porcelain Double Gourd Vase
$175.00
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Developed during China's Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), double gourd, or huluping, shaped vessels continue to symbolize good luck, fertility, and immortality. This elegant homage to a popular shape is glazed a tranquil and translucent light blue. Fine porcelain.
 
Slide 8: Smithsonian Blue and White Pomegranate Porcelain Jar
Smithsonian Blue and White Pomegranate Porcelain Jar
$350.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

The unusual, hexagonal pomegranate shape of this exquisite blue and white jar is hand painted with a rich floral motif. Originating in the Yongzheng period of the Qing dynasty, the pomegranate shape symbolizes happiness and fertility. Display this stunning collectible on a shelf, a mantel, or with other blue and white porcelain treasures. Fine porcelain.
 
Slide 9: Diana Lewis Garcia Seed Pot
Diana Lewis Garcia Seed Pot
$195.00
A specialist in handmade seed jars, Diana Lewis Garcia of the Acoma Pueblo made this Seed Pot by hand-coiling its shape. She then painted the intricate design with natural pigments (gathered from within the Acoma Pueblo) with a brush fashioned from a yucca plant. A one-of-a-kind artwork, this exquisite, outdoor-fired Diana Lewis Garcia Seed Pot beautifully represents ancient Acoma pottery traditions. Handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
Slide 10: Rose Pacheco Pot
Rose Pacheco Pot
$100.00
Hand-built from coils of locally gathered clay, this one-of-a-kind Rose Pacheco Pot is hand-painted with traditional Santo Domingo geometric motifs. Using a yucca brush and natural pigments, she applies the polychrome designs. A Santo Domingo Pueblo artist, Rose Pacheco fires her polychrome Pot over an open, outdoor kiln. An egg white finish imparts a glossy sheen. Handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
Slide 11: Denise Chavarria Blackware Vase
Denise Chavarria Blackware Vase
$295.00
This one-of-a-kind Denise Chavarria Blackware Vase with hand-carved designs and a contrasting matte/polished finish is handmade by Santa Clara Pueblo artist Denise Chavarria. The black carbonized finish of this elegant clay Blackware Vase is achieved by placing the clay jar over a smothered, outdoor fire. Handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
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