27 November 2007,
Price realised HKD 967,500
Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000
A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL LANTERNS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Each lantern of square-section and rectangular form, the main body formed by four rectangular openwork bracket panels, delicately decorated with a floral pattern in cloisonne enamels, all four rectangular facets fitted with a detachable silk panel, each of the four top and bottom corners detailed with a gilt-bronze mythical beast head, below a reticulated flared crown decorated with tri-headed ruyi motifs; supported on a waisted square base, decorated in cloisonne enamel with waves breaking against jagged rocks, detailed with four raised brackets on each of the four corners
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high, both bases mounted as lamps (2)
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A similar pair of cloisonne enamel lanterns was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2007, lot 1642.
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