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A cloisonne enamel and gilt-bronze vase
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A cloisonne enamel and gilt-bronze vase

MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

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A cloisonne enamel and gilt-bronze vase
Ming dynasty, 16th century
Following an archaic bronze form of a tsun, the ovoid body rising from a slightly flared foot to a tall flaring neck, a band of fire-gilded lappets at the neck, the body and the inside of the neck finely enamelled overall with large Indian lotus borne on undulating scrolling stems, the bloom all picked out in contrasting colours in various tones, all ribbed with four vertical notched gilt-bronze flanges
37.3 cm. high
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Lot Essay

Two similar vases have been published in Helmut Brinker und Albert Lutz: Chinesisches Cloisonné. Die Sammlung Pierre Uldry, Zürich 1985, pl.180 and 181.

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