A pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamel vases
Late Qing dynasty
Each rising from a circular footring, the cylindrical body with high shoulders ending with a thick lipped rim, the main frieze decorated with cartouches of various shape and sizes, each panel invididually depicting dragon chasing flaming pearl, recumbent Buddhist lion, cricket and butterfly seeking flower nectar, crane and deer under pine tree, phoenix above peony blossoms, monkey beside lotus pond, all bordered with bands of keyret, leiwen, ruiy-head, upwards leaf lappet scrolls within stylised Indian lotus sprays, overall brilliantly enamelled in white, yellow, red, blue and green colours on turquoise ground.
Each: 49.4cm high. (2).