A superb vase with damselflies and seedpods on a hand-hammered background. Within 18 carat gold cloisonnés , the damselflies display irridescent blue enamelled bodies and seemingly “transparent” enamelled wings with very fine gold wire detailing. Where the wings overlap, a deeper enamel has been used to replicate a reality. Each seed pod has an 18Ct Guld centre. Immaculate condition and a museum quality piece.