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A PAIR OF UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC BEAKER VASES, GU
A PAIR OF UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC BEAKER VASES, GU

18TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC BEAKER VASES, GU
18TH CENTURY
Of unusually attenuated form, decorated overall with archaistic motifs including blades on the upper section, taotie masks on the interior of the mouth, and leiwen, all on a dark blackish-green ground 'splashed' with irregular areas of green, red, blue and yellow in imitation of the patinas of ancient bronzes
13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high, boxes (2)

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For a cloisonné enamel gu of less slender proportions, but with equally fanciful interpretation of archaic designs, and with a Kangxi mark, see the vessel illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, The Asia Society, New York, 1989, no. 224a. See, also, the cloisonné enamel you decorated with similar archaic designs and also enameled with irregular patches in imitation of the patinas of ancient bronzes illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 43 - Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, Beijing, 2002, p. 155, no. 147. Compare, also, a turquoise-glazed porcelain vase of similar slender form dated to the Kangxi period illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong, Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Beijing, 1989, p. 158, no. 141.

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