12 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,375
GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
A Chinese cloisonne yen yen vase, first half 19th century
of baluster form rising to a tall neck with a trumpet shaped mouth, supported on a gilt foot below two raised bands, decorated with squirrels feeding from grape vine and butterflies amidst gnarled pine, bamboo, a blossoming tree and lingzhi fungus growing between rockwork, framed by a cloud collar above and a lappet border below, the neck with cranes amidst cloud scrolls above upright lappets enclosing foliate lotus scrolls and a band of pendant lappet border, with a foliate ruyi border between the raised bands above the foot, the mouth interior with a meandering lotus scroll, impressed De Cheng mark -- 17½in. (44.4cm.) high.
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