A pair of champlevé and cloisonné enamel vases  Jiaqing
Lot 442
A pair of cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze vases Jiaqing
Sold for £40,800 (US$ 68,577) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A pair of cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze vases
Jiaqing
Each of archaistic hu form, all four sides decorated in colourful champlevé enamels depicting scrolling lotus flowers against a gilt-bronze ground, divided by three gilt-bronze vertical flanges, enamelled in imitation of archaic notches repeated to the sides, the square rims with cloisonné enamelled classic scrolls and floral scrolls.
32.9cm (13in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • Another example of this rare form of enamelling, where the cloisonnes are reserved on a gilt bronze background, can also be seen on a pitcher with dragon handle, from the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts, illustrated by B.Quette, Cloisonné. Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, New York, 2011, Catalogue no.140. The form follows archaic Western Zhou Dynasty bronze wine vessels, fang lei.
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