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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1816

    AN UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL DESK SET

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    AN UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL DESK SET
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    The tiered base supported on cloud-form feet below a fey-fret border, decorated around the sides in coloured enamels with a wide band of bats above lotus blooms interspersed by angular scrolls, the top similarly decorated with lotus blooms and fitted with two removable miniature baluster vases and covers either side of a central inkwell with a pierced domed cover, and an oblong pen compartment and domed cover decorated with confronting dragons either side of the knop handle cast as a pearl, all reserved on a turquoise ground
    9¼ in. (23.7 cm.) wide


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