A pair of Chinese ormolu-mounted cloisonné enamel and hardwood jardinières
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A pair of Chinese ormolu-mounted cloisonné enamel and hardwood jardinières

CIRCA 1880

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A pair of Chinese ormolu-mounted cloisonné enamel and hardwood jardinières
Circa 1880
Each surmounted by two sliding panels, each with two pierced roundels, the square tapering body flaned to each side by two handles, above a serpentine apron, on four serpentine legs, on a square pierced plinth; decorated all-over with Chinese symbols
39¼ in. (100 cm.) high; 32¾ in. (83 cm.) square (2)
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Lot Essay

These 'jardinières' are Chinese wedding coffers. The characters included are fu: good fortune or prosperity and shou: longevity.
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