A cloisonné enamel baluster vase Cast Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Lot 78
A cloisonné enamel baluster vase
Cast Qianlong seal mark and of the period
£40,000 - 60,000
US$ 65,000 - 97,000

Lot Details
A cloisonné enamel baluster vase Cast Qianlong seal mark and of the period A cloisonné enamel baluster vase Cast Qianlong seal mark and of the period A cloisonné enamel baluster vase Cast Qianlong seal mark and of the period
A cloisonné enamel baluster vase
Cast Qianlong seal mark and of the period
The vase divided into four decorative bands, the foot and lowest band with geometric flowers beneath scattered peony, prunus and other flowering branches, beneath a band containing seven spotted deer in a continuous rocky scene variously drinking from streams and nibbling at pine and peony, the upper band with six birds perching on flowering prunus, chrysanthemum and peony branches and set with two applied animal-mask ring handles, the neck with four lotus blossoms amid foliate scrolls. 38cm (15in) high

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 掐絲琺瑯花鳥鹿紋雙獸耳瓶 陽文「大清乾隆年製」篆書款

    Provenance: acquired by Charles Wason McNay (died 1913), the great grandfather of the present owner. Charles Wason McNay was a native of Glasgow but as a boy moved to Bo'ness on the southern shore of the River Forth, which was a thriving centre of pottery production. In 1887 McNay decided to leave the Bo'ness Pottery and build his own pottery at Bridgeness.

    來源:由現藏家的曾祖父Charles Wason McNay(卒於1913年)購得。Charled Wason McNay生於英國格拉斯哥,年少時移居到蘇格蘭福斯河的南部 Bo'ness,一個擁有昌盛的陶瓷生產業的城鎮。1887年,McNay離開Bo'ness,到Bridgeness創立自己的陶瓷廠。

    The form of the present lot derives from the ancient bronze hu vessel, but here it exhibits the full vibrancy and complexity of the 18th century Imperial style. The simplicity of the form is complemented by the striking horizontal bands, allowing for a clever interplay between the deer on the ground in the lower register and the birds and branches on the upper.

    Compare a similarly-shaped vase, also dated to the Qianlong period and exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum, Eighteenth Century Chinese Cloisonné in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, also illustrated by B.Quette, Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, New York, 2011, no.83.

    As the companion of Shoulao, the God of Longevity, the deer is a symbol of long life, and is the only animal able to track down the elusive lingzhi fungus. The deer (鹿 lu) is also a pun for emolument (祿 lu); it thus became a popular subject matter in Chinese art.
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