A rare Imperial gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled box and cover, from the Anyou Gong
Qianlong incised mark and of the period
Of gently compressed globular form rising from a slightly splayed foot, decorated with stylised lotus blossoms interspersed between C-scroll vines, all brilliantly enamelled in rich tones of red, blue, green, red, yellow and white against a rich turquoise ground, the gilded base with incised four-character mark, with additional incised 'anyou gong' characters. 7.5cm diam. (2).