A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL LANTERNS
PROPERTY FROM A TEXAS COLLECTION
A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL LANTERNS

18TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL LANTERNS
18TH CENTURY
Each rectangular lantern is composed of an open frame centering a square platform and surmounted by two 'roofs', the lower arched on each side, all with openwork borders of conjoined lotus sprays and angular scrolls. The whole is raised on a waisted base decorated around the lower sides with petal lappets above an openwork scroll apron.
14 in. (35.6 cm.) high
Provenance
Christie's New York, 19-20 September 2013, lot 1633.

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Compare the similar cloisonné and champlevé enamel lantern sold at Christie's, London, 15 May 2012, lot 95, which is raised on an additional pedestal base decorated in champlevé enamel with waves and conch shells. See, also, the pair of cloisonné and champlevé enamel lanterns sold at Christie's New York, 24-25 March 2011, lot 1617.

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