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A PAIR OF LAPIS-LAZULI AND GILT-METAL FACETED JARDINIERES
A PAIR OF LAPIS-LAZULI AND GILT-METAL FACETED JARDINIERES

18TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF LAPIS-LAZULI AND GILT-METAL FACETED JARDINIERES
18TH CENTURY
Of elongated octagonal form, each facet inlaid with a lapis lazuli panel, the panels either carved with vignettes of various flowers or poems, the carved decoration highlighted in gilding, all within gilt-metal borders engraved with foliate sprays below an everted rim with outer key-fret border and diaper pattern on top, the whole raised on eight ruyi-head supports, each with a velvet-covered inner platform
11½ in. (29.3 cm.) long (2)

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The inscriptions are poems attributed to the Qianlong Emperor. The poems refer to different flowers, including plum blossom, jade peach, magnolia, peony, lotus and bamboo and rocks.

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