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A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL JAR, GUAN
A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL JAR, GUAN

MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

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A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL JAR, GUAN
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
The high-shouldered jar is decorated around the body with a continuous scene of the Eight Daoist Immortals standing amidst rolling waves with colourful cloud scrolls above. The primary decorative band is enclosed between lotus petals on the shoulder and lappets enclosing floral sprigs on the spreading foot.
12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high
Provenance
Hartman, Rare Art Inc., offered at Sotheby's New York, 5 June 1985, lot 113
Exhibited
The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Five Colors: Chinese Vessels on Loan from the Mandel Family Collection, 28 August 2010-19 June 2011

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Lot Essay

Imaginative scenes of immortals in landscape settings appeared on cloisonne enamel wares during the second half of the 16th century echoing their use as a decorative motif on 16th century ceramics. Cloisonne examples with the related decoration include a guan featuring the 'Four Occupations of a Literatus' in a terrace setting, and a large vase decorated with Dongwanggong and Xiwangmu attended by the Eight Daoist Immortals in a celestial scene, both illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonne: The Pierre Uldry Collection, New York, 1989, pls. 92 and 94.

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