16 September 2015
A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL PEAR-SHAPED VASE
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER MARK CAST WITHIN A PANEL AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The bulbous body is decorated on each side with a shou character encircled by bats and the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajiaxiang, on a ground of lotus scroll meander. The tapering neck is decorated with a dragon leaping amidst scrolling clouds between petal lappet borders at the midsection and below the mouth rim. The vase is dissected by gilded key-fret borders encircling the mouth, midsection, and foot.
12 ¼ in. (31.2 cm.) high
The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas.
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