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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, HE
A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, HE
A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, HE
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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, HE

QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, HE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
The rounded body is divided into three lobes tapering to columnar feet, each decorated with a vivid taotie mask below a pair of abstract phoenix and above a smaller mask and archaistic keyfrets. The neck is finely decorated with a band of lappets each enclosing a lotus flowerhead, below a ruyi band around the mouth. The handle is colourfully decorated with abstract scrolls, beginning and terminating in a gilt-bronze animal mask. The tubular spout has multi-coloured lappets, similarly emerging from a gilt-bronze mask. The domed cover is decorated with three taotie masks, below a gilt bud finial enclosed by radiating petals.
15 5/8 in. (39.7 cm.) overall height
Provenance
George Walter Vincent Smith (1832-1923), Springfield, Massachusetts, acquired prior to 1910

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