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A PAIR OF FINE LARGE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE CRANES
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A PAIR OF FINE LARGE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE CRANES

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)

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A PAIR OF FINE LARGE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE CRANES
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
Each finely and realisticaly modelled standing on a turtle with their heads turned to the left and right, with gilt beaks and the crown picked out in red, the body in white enamel with diamond-shaped cloisons, the wings finely detailed emulating feathers and enamelled in bright tones of yellow, blue and green, the tail picked out in black enamels, the tall gilt legs incised to emulate skin, the turtles' carapaces with hexagonal cloisons enamelled in vivid tones of yellow, green and red enamels
24 in. (61 cm.) high (2)
Provenance
Formerly in the Mary Neame Collection
Literature
Sir Harry Garner, Chinese and Japanese Cloissoné Enamels, London, 1962, pl. 75.

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