A gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled hu Kangxi
Lot 353
A gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled hu Kangxi
Sold for HK$ 275,000 (US$ 35,476) inc. premium
Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman
A gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled hu
Kangxi
Rising from a platformed splayed foot featuring chrysanthemum blossoms, the wide bulbous body rising to a waisted flaring neck with a band of ruyi-heads at the rim, the sides flanked by a oaur if Buddhist lion heads clenching their teeth on ringed handles, the exterior beautifully enamelled in stylised Indian lotus flowers interspersed between wide scrolling leafy vines, all finely enamelled in various vivid colours of red, blue, white, green, yellow and aubergine on turquoise ground.
21.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清康熙 銅胎插絲琺瑯纏枝番蓮紋獸首環耳壺

    A similar gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled hu dated to early Qing dynasty is in the Qing court collection, illustrated in Metal-bodied Enamel Wares. The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Shanghai, 2001, p.92, no.89.
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