A pair of Chinese elaborately caparisoned and saddled cloisonné elephants surmounted by vases, 'Taiping Youxiang'  Late Qing/Republic Period
Lot 1426
A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century
Sold for US$ 21,250 inc. premium

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A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang 19th century
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A pair of cloisonné enameled elephants and vases, taiping you xiang
19th century
The elaborately caparisoned pachyderms of white enamel skin with wrinkles comprised of gilt cloison whorl, portrayed standing square on four thick legs, their gilt tails slightly tensed and their crescent shaped-eyes and small veined ears cocked slightly to one side above trunks curled between two gilt tusks; their thick backs supporting a large elaborate saddle carpet adorned in auspicious emblems of chimes (qing) and ribbons above crashing waves from which hang suspended from either side separately-pieced rectangular sections of stylized tassels on a blue ground, all below raised saddles of vine and lotus patterns on a red ground supporting intricately cast double gourd vases covered in intricately rendered further vines and lotus and adorned by stylized flared ribbons to either side (repairs, pieced sections reattached); together with a pair of reticulated wood display stands.
12 1/2in (32cm) high
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