QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
the oval belthook centered with a shaped Canton enamel panel painted with the bust of an European lady dressed in a lavish pink robe with her head tilted towards a pink rose held up by her right hand against a rich blue basse-taille ground, all enclosed by a loose band of ruby-coloured glass beads interrupted by two clusters of ruby-glass florets and a dense band of white glass beads at the rim inlaid on a hatched gilt ground, the side further decorated with a key-fret border
The decoration on the present lot, with the combination of basse-taille and glass bead embellishment on gilt metal is often found on imperial tribute clocks made in the Guangzhou workshops during the Qianlong period. For an example with these techniques, see a clock in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Scientific and Technical Instruments of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1998, cat. no. 219.
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