In fact, the gracious colour of gold predominates this work of art. Pale shapeless leaves are superimposed all over the pristine body of sculpted marble. Ample proportions of the metallic colour are to be found in the richly patterned panels of the neck and the body of the vase. The neck features bits of floral shrubbery and symmetrically arranged petals in a palette of gold and crimson, a regal combination of colours. Hints of lustrous silver stone-work add to the appeal of those panels.
While a similar panel is to be found towards the bottom of the vase’s body, its middle is superimposed with an ornate arrangement of gigantic crimson leaf on which rest delicate petals in contrasting jewel tones. The same is surrounded by a profusion of gold-and-jewel leaves, amidst which roost a pair of peacocks with plumage the colour of gleaming emeralds and rubies and bodies glittering like sapphires.