Antique Chinese Enamel Trinket Tray

Chinese antique canton enamel decorative tray


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Shop this antique Chinese enamel trinket tray for sale. This trinket tray is handcrafted in a process called Canton enamel. Canton enamel is painted enamel that was principally produced in the city of Canton or modern-day Guangzhou. Formerly known as Kwangchow, Canton or Guangzhou remains the most populous city in the province of Guangdong in southern China. Relating to the production of antique Chinese decorative arts, during the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, Canton was a center of production for many types of Chinese export, such as traditional Chinese export furniture and metalworks, such as the process of Canton enameling.

This decorative tray features a rectangular hand-painted landscape scene of beauties in a natural landscape decorated in bright saturated tones of greens, blues, reds, pinks, and soft yellows. The side panels of the tray are decorated in botanical-themed flora and fauna motif tendrils in a muted turquoise ground, the reverse of the jewelry tray covered in white ground. This jewelry dish is circa 1880-1900 or late Qing dynasty. The under-metalwork is constructed of copper alloy.


This object measures 2.5 x 3.75 inches.


The tray displays cracking, pitting to the enamel surface, chips, and color bleed.
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