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A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze pear-shaped vase
Of pear-shaped form, the sumptuous body supported on a high foot, gently curving at the shoulders and rising to a slender elegant neck, brilliantly enamelled in rich colours with lotus flowers amidst dense floral scroll, the mouth with a collar of ruyi motifs, the foot with alternating circular and geometric motifs, all against a rich turquoise ground, the underside inset inset with a gilt-bronze square incised with the four-character mark and the character bing.
13.3cm (5 1/2in) high.
清乾隆 銅胎掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮花紋梨形瓶 《乾隆年製．嚴》楷書款
For a Kangxi-marked example of similar size and decoration from the Qing Court Collection, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, Hong Kong, 2001, pl.81.