27 May 2009,
Price realised HKD 740,000
Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000
A FINE LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL BALUSTER VASE
YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)
The elegant ovoid body finely enamelled in yellow, iron-red, cobalt-blue and lime-green on a turquoise-ground to depict downward facing bats alternating above large lotus blooms, scrolling leaves and smaller flowers to the sides, the angled shoulder decorated with eight linked ruyi-heads each enclosing a lotus bloom on a lime-green ground, and a band of smaller ruyi-heads at the base above the tall cylindrical foot, the foot decorated with stylised taotie-masks, repeated on the waisted neck
16 in. (40.6 cm.) high
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It is rare to find vases without the need for gilt-bronze embellishment, relying only on form and decoration. A vase with very similar decoration can be found in H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonne: The Pierre Uldry Collection, 1989, no. 228.
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