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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 47

    A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL ZHADOU

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

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    A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL ZHADOU
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
    The well-proportioned body decorated in strong enamels on a bright turquoise ground with evenly-spaced lotus blooms borne on delicate leafy stems, between chrysanthemum scroll on the spreading foot and flaring neck, the interior of the neck decorated with grapevine on a white ground
    4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high


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    Cloisonné enamel zhadou appear to be quite rare. A zhadou dated to the first half of the 16th century decorated on the sides with a makara, in the National Palace Museum, is illustrated in Enamel Ware in the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, Taipei, 1999, p. 72, no. 6.
    Grapevine decoration is most often seen on 15th and 16th century tripod incense burners. See H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, New York, 1989, nos. 35, 42, 43, 57 and 59.

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    Provenance

    Spink & Son Ltd.
    Harold A. Hartog Collection


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE HAROLD A. HARTOG, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE HAROLD A. AND INGEBORG L. HARTOG FOUNDATION (LOTS 47-57)


    Literature

    Spink & Son Ltd., The Minor Arts of China IV, 1989, no. 84