A rare large cloisonné enamel 'auspicious dragon' vase Qianlong/Jiaqing
Lot 57*
A rare large cloisonné enamel 'auspicious dragon' vase Qianlong/Jiaqing
Sold for £108,640 (US$ 170,000) inc. premium

Lot Details
Cloisonné Enamel
A rare large cloisonné enamel 'auspicious dragon' vase
Qianlong/Jiaqing
Moulded with large domed base and long neck, the exterior applied around the neck and body with an elaborate gilt coiling five-clawed dragon reserved amongst dense dark blue shou characters on a turquoise ground, the foot with green stylised turbulent waves (bruised).
52cm (20 1/2in) high.

Footnotes

  • This most unusual vase may well have been intended as a birthday or anniversary presentation gift. The design with a multitude of shou characters forming the principal decoration is very often associated with highly auspicious occasions at Court that require appropriately auspicious gifts.

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