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A MASSIVE PAIR OF PAINTED ENAMEL PLAQUES
A MASSIVE PAIR OF PAINTED ENAMEL PLAQUES
A MASSIVE PAIR OF PAINTED ENAMEL PLAQUES
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A MASSIVE PAIR OF PAINTED ENAMEL PLAQUES

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)

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A MASSIVE PAIR OF PAINTED ENAMEL PLAQUES
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
Each formed in relief with dense clusters of richly colored floral sprigs amidst leafy scrollwork, colorful parrots perched at the top, in the center of each a scene of court ladies in landscape, inscribed at the side with the apocryphal signature of an artisan from the Imperial Palace enameling workshops
29 ¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high, each

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This form is found in export porcelain wall sconces (affixed in Europe with brass candle arms) in a much smaller scale, and - much more rarely - in painted enamel wall sconces. See a pair sold Christie's New York, 23 January 2002, lot 110, also featuring court ladies in an oval scene within floral relief decoration. This massive pair may, also, have been intended for the addition of silver or brass candle arms, or perhaps they came with matching wall sconces.

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