21 - 22 June 2016
GRAND BASSIN EN EMAUX CLOISONNES
CHINE, XVIIME SIECLE
The centre of the interior is decorated with the idyllic palace of Xiwangmu, the Daoist Mother of the West in the Kunlun mountains, within a narrow foliate border below a band of lotus scroll in the deep well. The everted rim is enamelled with cartouches of lotus, peony, prunus and magnolia reserved on a diaper ground, all against a turquoise ground.
20 5/8 in. (52.5 cm.) diam.
Acquired from a family from the East of France in the 2000s.
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Compare to a similarly decorated cloisonné basin, dated second half of seventeenth century, in the Uldry Collection, illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz in Chinesisches Cloisonne Die Sammlung Pierre Uldry, Museum Rietberg, Zürich, 1985, pl. 162.
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