The Property of a Gentleman
A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze globular long-necked vase
Early 18th century
Decorated all over the turquoise ground with an unusually attractive and dense design, the body with pairs of flying bats divided by a shou character rising from a pair of peaches on four sides, other bats flying amongst dense cloud scrolls rising up the neck, a band of large cicada lappets descending from the rim.
39.5cm (15½in) high