Ancient Chinese Cloisonné Bowls and Antique Ottoman Powder Horn Highlight Akiba Antiques’ Upcoming Sale
Cloisonné is a traditional art of adorning objects with colored material using metal wire or strips. Initially popular in Europe, the technique spread to China by the 14th century. A pair of Chinese cloisonné bowls from the Qing period is a key highlight of the upcoming Akiba Antiques auction. The two large pieces feature four mirrored images portraying rustic scenery against a blue background. Every image is flanked by foliage motifs and each bowl is decorated with patterns of Lingzhi (also known as Ganoderma mushrooms) on the top and star patterns at the bottom. Another striking lot is a vintage Egyptian Revival bracelet designed in 18-karat gold. With a silver overlay crosslink base, the piece is decorated with rectangular and Old Mine-cut sapphires, rubies, and diamonds. It has a scarab motif at the center.
An antique sterling silver powder horn from the Ottoman period also leads the listings. It features a silver-end cap with intricately detailed designs, along with a chain attached with three loops. The rest is adorned with wave-patterned wire, a helical band, and geometric motifs. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit LiveAuctioneers.