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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'WHEEL OF LAW' ALTAR ORNAMENTS

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'WHEEL OF LAW' ALTAR ORNAMENTS IRON-RED QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD The detachable be-ribboned Buddhist emblems are elaborately moulded in the round and decorated with bright enamels, each with a stem to fit into the intricately and densely decorated pedestals moulded with registers of lappets, trefoils and gilt beads, supported on foliate stems issued from ribboned jars, each domed foot with bands of lotus-petal lappets, lotus and composite floral scrolls, the concave base glazed turquoise (extremity nick on one, minor enamel flakes with areas stabilised) 15 in. (38.1 cm.) high (2)

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(US$30,000-50,000)

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