A CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘LOTUS AND BAJIXIANG’ MOONFLASK
A CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘LOTUS AND BAJIXIANG’ MOONFLASK
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A CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘LOTUS AND BAJIXIANG’ MOONFLASK

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘LOTUS AND BAJIXIANG’ MOONFLASK
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The body is brilliantly enamelled with beribboned Bajixiang, 'Eight Buddhist Emblems', each supported by a lotus blossom borne on foliate scrolls, all reserved on a turquoise ground. The neck is flanked by a pair of openwork phoenix-form handles.
18 3⁄8 in. (46.3 cm.) high
Provenance
A French private collection (by repute)

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Marco Almeida (安偉達)
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Lot Essay

Cloisonné enamel moonflasks are surprisingly rare. The form, with two large circular 'canvases', permitted the craftsman greater ease to design complex decorative motifs. Compare with a moonflask decorated with chrysanthemums sold at Christie’s London, 20 November 2008, lot 507.

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