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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    A SMALL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL WATERDROPPER

    MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL WATERDROPPER
    MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
    Of mallet shape, the globular body with a tall cylindrical neck, the body decorated with a classic lotus scroll, the neck with stiff leaves between foliate bands, the mouth and base in gilt
    3½ in. (9 cm.) high


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    Two similar examples with stoppers are illustrated by Brinker and Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, Asia Society Galleries, New York, 1989, nos. 198 & 199

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