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A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PAIR OF IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE AND CLOISONNE 'TREE AND BIRD' GROUPS AND STANDS

QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD

Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 690,850 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PAIR OF IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE AND CLOISONNE 'TREE AND BIRD' GROUPS AND STANDS

QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD

Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 690,850 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PAIR OF IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE AND CLOISONNE 'TREE AND BIRD' GROUPS AND STANDS

QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD

naturalistically cast in mirror image, each gnarled and twisted tree trunk with spikey branches patinated in green, brown and parcel gilt, upon the branches perch a flock of cloisonne enamel magpies, each with head alertly raised, variously enamelled in bluish-black with white chests and green, blue and turquoise with the gilt cloisons delineating the plumage, all raised on matching gilt and patinated bronze stands
Quantity: 4
61cm., 24in.
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Provenance

Mallets, London, circa 1946-1949.

Collection of the Hon Nellie Ionides, Buxted Park, Sussex before 1950.

Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

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