A large cloisonné enamel vase

A large cloisonné enamel vase


17th century
Height: 23 1/4 in, 59 cm

After an archaic bronze hu, with a conical foot, a globular body and a tapering neck terminating in a flared rim. The vessel is decorated in coloured enamels on a turquoise ground with five friezes of lotus scroll, the four on the body separated by three bands of small leafy blossoms against a lapis-lazuli blue ground. The rims and base are gilt.

Formerly in a Western private collection.

A very similar example is illustrated in Brinker and Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, no. 183.