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A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE PARFUMIER
MING DYNASTY, WANLI PERIOD
the baluster body brightly decorated with bands of flower-filled ruyi and quatrefoil panels reserved on a cash diaper ground, divided by a pierced gilt 'Three Friends' band, the broad everted gilt-bronze rim pierced with leafy floral sprays and encircled by a vertical cloisonne lip, all supported by a dragon handle and three long chains 
23cm., 9in. (the basket)
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Catalogue Note

Reticulated cloisonné enamel vessels of this form and large size are rare; see a smaller example of square section, in the Pierre Uldry collection, included in the exhibition Chinesisches Cloisonné. Die Sammlung Pierre Uldry, Rietberg Museum, Zurich, 1985, cat. no. 161; and a pair of hexafoil section offered at Christie's Hong Kong, 29th October 1995, lot 622.

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