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A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-METAL BIRD CAGE
Property from a Private American Collection 
A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-METAL BIRD CAGE

19TH CENTURY

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A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-METAL BIRD CAGE
19TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form, the cloisonné-mounted frame decorated with lotus scroll, which is repeated on the turrets rising from each corner and the bell-shaped finial surmounting the domed roof formed by gilt-metal bars, two sides applied with a plaque formed as confronted phoenixes, and one end with a pair of arched doors outlined in cloisonné and applied with gilt-metal flowerheads, the bars on the sides set between cash borders
26¾ in. (68 cm.) high
Provenance
Spink & Son Ltd., London, 23 April 1991.

Lot Essay

In form this rare bird cage is similar to an Imperial cloisonné enamel dog kennel on wheels that is from the Qianlong period and now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, Asia Society Galleries, New York, 1989, p. 55, fig. 32.
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