Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China

Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China
Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" cloisonne, China

Antique sculptures "Attacking bulls" in oriental style. Made in the cloisonné technique. The bright matte enamel goes well with the dark colored ornament, giving the sculptures the delicate elegance of a noble animal. China, XX century


The bull traditionally personifies fertility, inexhaustible male power, fertility, stability and reliability. In different times and cultures, the image of bulls was associated with good physical health and determination. 


The technique of cloisonné enamel originated in China in the 14th century. The technology for making decor in this technique requires great attention and painstaking work: very thin copper wires are poured onto a metal mold, which form cells. After the drawing is ready, the cells are filled with multi-colored enamel and the product is fired in a kiln. When the object cools, it is polished, making the surface even. Products made using the cloisonne technique gained unprecedented popularity in the 17th century and were mainly used to decorate imperial palaces and temples. Over time, technology developed, the range of products expanded, objects acquired greater sophistication. Today, art objects made in the technique of cloisonné enamel adorn modern interiors, giving them a bright oriental flavor.