A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tazza Qianlong, cyclically dated renzi year corresponding to AD 1792

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A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tazza
Qianlong, cyclically dated renzi year corresponding to AD 1792

Sold for HK$ 162,500 (US$ 20,935) inc. premium
A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tazza
Qianlong, cyclically dated renzi year corresponding to AD 1792
The shallow circular dish supported on a splayed foot and ending with a lipped rim, the interior decorated with a large centralised lotus flower head and four evenly-spaced stylised lotus blossoms borne on interlocking leafy tendrils beneath a band of ruyi-heads at the rim, the exterior further decorated with stylised lotus petals ending in ruyi-heads, geometric scrolls and archaistic downward plantain leaves, all enamelled in various tones of red, blue, green, white, and violet above a rich turquoise ground, the rim, waist and foot gilt in gold, the base incised with a dated twenty-character kaishu dedicatory inscription.
19.1cm (7 1/2in) diam.

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 銅胎掐絲琺瑯高足盤

    「大清乾隆壬子歲男明保恭製供奉先考嘉公祭器」

    The inscription incised on the base can be translated as 'respectfully made as a ceremonial vessel for the late father, by Nan Mingbao in the renzi year of the Qianlong [1792] of the Qing dynasty'.

    Compare a related gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tazza decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems bajixiang, mid-Qing dynasty, illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Enamels 4, Beijing, 2011, pl.3; see also a cloisonné enamel tazza, Qianlong, illustrated in The Prime Cultural Relics Collected by Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum. The Enamel Volume, Shenyang, 2007, pl.11.

    A pair of cloisonné enamel stem dishes enamelled with the Eight Buddhist Emblems was sold at Christie's New York, 18 September 2014, lot 611.

    參看故宮博物院藏一件清中期銅胎掐絲琺瑯八吉祥紋高足盤,著錄於《故宮博物院藏品大系:琺瑯器篇4》,北京,2011年,圖3,以及瀋陽故宮博物院藏另一件清乾隆掐絲琺瑯高足盤,《瀋陽故宮博物院院藏文物精粹:琺瑯卷》,瀋陽,2007年,圖11。紐約佳士得曾售出一對銅胎掐絲八吉祥紋高足盤,2014年9月18日,編號611。
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A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tazza Qianlong, cyclically dated renzi year corresponding to AD 1792
A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tazza Qianlong, cyclically dated renzi year corresponding to AD 1792
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