A SUPERB CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC VASE, FANGHU
A SUPERB CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC VASE, FANGHU
A SUPERB CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC VASE, FANGHU
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A SUPERB CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC VASE, FANGHU

QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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A SUPERB CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC VASE, FANGHU
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
The vase of elegant proportions is enamelled on all four sides with a main band of abstract archaistic scrolls above upright lappets, the neck decorated with a row of pendent plantain leaves above lotus sprays, and the foot with stylised vines. The two narrow sides are flanked by a pair of gilt-metal lion masks with loose rings. The base is probably a later replacement and is cast with a Yongzheng four-character seal mark
10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm.) high
Provenance
George Walter Vincent Smith (1832-1923), Springfield, Massachusetts, acquired prior to 1910
Exhibited
George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Style and Symbol: Chinese Cloisonné from the Permanent Collection, Springfield, 2000-2001
Bard Graduate Center, Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties, New York, 26 January-17 April 2011, cat. no. 72

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