A pair of gilt-bronze and champlevé-enamelled quatrelobed vases
Each fantastically cast of irregular compressed quatrelobed form, the curved body with waisted neck framed by a sturdy upper and lower rim, the high shoulders fashioned with a prominent band of downward lappets and ruyi-heads at the mouthrim, the exterior sectioned by four vertical ribs, two sides with a centralised shou character encircled by four bats, all surrounded by Rococo-style carved leaves and lotus blossoms issuing from vine scrolls, in vivid and brilliant enamels of blue, turquoise, red, green, white, pink and black on a gilt ground.
Each: 22.2cm high. (2).
Chinese Works of Art
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