London, South Kensington
11 November 2015
A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC SQUARE-FORM VASE, FANGHU
LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
The vase is decorated to each side with an archaistic taotie between bands of various flower scrolls and stylised 'C' scrolls, reserved on a blue ground. The neck is applied with two lug handles.
8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
Private European Collection, acquired prior to 1990.
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