A very rare pair of cloisonné enamel flat-backed reticulated wall vases Qianlong
Lot 236
A very rare pair of cloisonné enamel flat-backed reticulated wall vases
Qianlong
£35,000 - 40,000
US$ 60,000 - 68,000
Auction Details
A very rare pair of cloisonné enamel flat-backed reticulated wall vases Qianlong
Lot Details
A very rare pair of cloisonné enamel flat-backed reticulated wall vases
Qianlong
Each of flattened baluster form, the centre with a reticulated gilt-bronze medallion chased with a pair of dragons pursuing the flaming pearl, encircled by enamelled lotus-petal panels and meandering foliate scrolls bound at the stems and bearing three large lotus blossoms, with a ruyi-head border below the everted lipped rim, all raised on the pedestal foot with foliate supports variously decorated with a key-fret border, geometric patterns, lotus petals, archaistic C-scrolls and a lotus scroll, the back with a very unusual rectangular reticulated hinged opening decorated with a dense lotus scroll around a circular aperture, opening to reveal a liner to contain incense sticks or flowers.
19.5cm (7 11/16in) high (2).

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  • 清乾隆 掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮開光鏤空龍紋壁瓶一對
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