A magnificent and extremely rare Imperial cloisonne enamel and gilt-bronze set of the Eight Buddhist Emblems
All intricately constructed, decorated with cloisonne and champleve enamels, and inset with semi-precious stones on a gilt-bronze ground, comprising: the Wheel of the Law; the Endless Knot; the Parasol; the Victory Banner; the Vase; the Conch; the Paired Fish; and the Lotus, all brilliant enamelled with intricately floral scroll against a rich turquoise-blue ground and inset with semi-precious stones, depicted issuing forth from the ripe green-enamelled fruit of a luxuriant lotus flower with two registers of extended pink enamelled flowers, all supported on a slender gilt-bronze baluster vase-shaped foot flanked by a pair of stylised dragon scroll handles, standing on a two tiered circular base enamelled with lotus flowers above a band of lappets, the foot enamelled with a key-fret border.
(The tallest) 31.7cm high.
- Please note that this lot should be dated 18th/19th century
Chinese Works of Art
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