29 May 2007
AN EXTREMELY RARE MINIATURE CLOISONNE ENAMEL VASE
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The bulbous body of facetted hexagonal section, decorated to each face with varying coloured florets framed within their curled tendrils, the cylindrical neck and splayed foot similarly decorated, the base incised Da Qing Qianlong nian zhi with an additional character shui
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high
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