A cloisonné enamel 'dragon' vase, hu 17th century
Lot 234
A cloisonné enamel 'dragon' vase, hu
17th century
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 6,796) inc. premium

Lot Details
A cloisonné enamel 'dragon' vase, hu
17th century
Colourfully enamelled on each side with a pair of dragons pursuing the flaming pearl amidst cloud scrolls and above the legendary islands of Penglai, framed by narrow floral borders with the top one set with a pair of bronze mask loose ring handles, the neck with a further similar border dividing grapevine hanging on a trellis and a meandering lotus scroll, the foot with four striding horses above islands and waves, all reserved on a turquoise ground with cloud scrolls.
37cm (14½in) high

Footnotes

  • 十七世紀 掐絲琺瑯龍紋雙耳活環壺

    For cloisonné enamel hu vases decorated with a similar design, attributed to the second half of the 16th century and the Kangxi period respectively, see H.Brinker and A.Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, New York, 1989, pls.115 and 118; and for the example from the Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris, see B.Quette, ed., Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, New York, 2011, p.100, fig.5.32.
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