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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3404

    A CLOISONNE ENAMEL MEIPING-FORM WALL VASE

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A CLOISONNE ENAMEL MEIPING-FORM WALL VASE
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The vase is in the form of a meiping, finely enamelled in vibrant colours with scrolling foliage on the tapering body, further decorated with upright leaf lappets above the foot and on the waisted neck.
    8 in. (20.4 cm.) high, wood stand


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    The decorative motif on the present wall vase, with scrolling vines and beautiful clusters of flower blossoms are adapted from similarly decorated cloisonné vessels. Compare the current lot to a cloisonné meiping that is similarly rendered with a cluster of triple flower heads against a vibrant turquoise enamel ground, illustrated in the Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum, Enamels: Cloisonne in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), vol. 3, Beijing, 2011, p. 131, no. 96.