They did and then I went for it after researching. Feel free to look it up, to better understand the process if you're interested.Chinese Cloisonné seems to be a lot busier, very ornate. What I loved about these was that they didn't try to take themselves too seriously. The artist who made them did a beautiful job I feel, they're playful I think, happy.
More Japanese in feel than the much more serious, sometimes too busy, often gaudy, Chinese. The other thing I liked about them was that they're matte finish.. Which apparently makes them more valuable believe it or not.
Because matte is more rare. The other cool thing about them: they have a hole in the bottom of each of them ready to be wired to turn into lamp bases, which was what I was going to do with them, or whomever owned them before me planned to do, but never got around to it. If someone wanted them converted back to vases the holes can be sealed up in whichever way you chose. I hope whomever buys them thinks them as beautiful as I do.I don't say this to be snooty. I say this so that anyone who's interested won't waste their time waiting for my listed prices to lower, or drop. The item "A Monumental Pair of of Early 20th C. Japanese Koi & Water Cloisonne Vases" is in sale since Saturday, July 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "awildcryptoworld7" and is located in Palm Springs, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.