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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1872

    A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE FANGHU

    Price Realised  

    A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE FANGHU
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736- 1795)

    Of baluster form and rectangular cross-section, applied on either side with gilt-lion mask handles, finely cast with detailed features, suspending loose rings chased on both sides with scrolling foliage, enamelled around the neck and the body with stylized lotuses borne on curled leafy stems surrounding central shou medallions to the front and back, flanked by bands of ruyi lappets, and between bands of key-pattern below the rim and at the base, both rim and foot incised with a further ruyi band
    9½ in. (24 cm.) high


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    A larger Qianlong-marked cloisonné vase of very similar form and decoration, lacking the additional shou medallions found on the present example, was sold at Christie's London, Chinese Porcelains and Enamels from The Alfred Morrison Collection, Fonthill House, 9 November 2004, lot 41 (fig. 1).