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    Cloisonnés d'Exception - Collection Juan Jose Amezaga - Seconde Partie

    7 December 2007, Paris

  • Lot 23

    RARE PAIRE DE COUPES EN BRONZE DORE, EMAUX CLOISONNES ET CHAMPLEVES

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)

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    RARE PAIRE DE COUPES EN BRONZE DORE, EMAUX CLOISONNES ET CHAMPLEVES
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)
    L'extérieur orné d'un large registre décoré de rinceaux feuillagés, de lotus et de quatre médaillons émaillés bleu nuit rehaussés à l'or des caractères archaïques wan shou wu jiang ('Longue vie sans fin'), les bordures agrémentées de frises en émaux champlevés représentant des volutes et dragons stylisés et des pétales, l'intérieur et la base dorés, celle-ci ornée d'une marque à quatre caractères incisés dans un double carré Zi sun yong bao ; la dorure refaite
    Diamètre: 16,7 cm. (6 5/8 in.) (2)


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    The inscription on the base gives the instruction: 'sons and grandsons forever treasure', a reference to the phrase which often concluded the inscriptions on Early Zhou dynasty bronzes.

    A similar pair of bowls and bearing the same mark from the Clague Collection is illustrated in C. Brown, Chinese Cloisonné - The Clague Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, 1980, p.122-123, pl.56, where other bowls of this type are listed from the Staatliche Museum, Berlin, and six in the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
    Another smaller example (11.5 cm. diam.) in the Beijing Palace Museum collection is illustrated in Splendours of China's Forbidden City, the Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong, The Field Museum, 2004, p.198, no.242. A selection of these bowls displayed as part of a reconstruction of the emperor's banquet table is also illustrated, Op. Cit., p.202, no.250.
    Compare also the current pair with another very similar sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 28 November 2006, lot 1678.

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    Post Lot Text

    A RARE PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE, CLOISONNE AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL BOWLS
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)