London, South Kensington
6 September 2007
A Chinese miniature cloisonne garlic necked bottle vase, 17th/18th Century
decorated in coloured enamels, the body with scattered scrolling foliate roundels on a black ground, the slender neck with a raised gilt rib separating the stylised plantain leaf motifs, rising into a lotus decorated bulbous rim, the raised foot with further lotus flowers on a turquoise ground -- 4¾in. (12cm.) high.
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