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A pair of very large Chinese cloisonne enamel models of ships
20th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 USD
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517
A pair of very large Chinese cloisonne enamel models of ships
20th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A pair of very large Chinese cloisonne enamel models of ships
20th century
each designed with a sloping hull extending aft to an angled, scrolled stern, the exterior sides of the hull decorated with phoenixes and lotus meander on a deep blue ground, centered by a large shou-medallion paddle wheel, the deck supporting two upper tiers surmounted by small peak-roofed structures, one with gilt metal friezes depicting writhing dragons pursuing the ‘flaming pearl,’ the second and lower tiers with arch-form galleries with lotus and ruyi motif enamel decoration, each deck surface with a continuous floral design, all raised on a waisted wave and lotus lappet-carved wood base. 4 pieces.
length 51 5/8 in.
131 cm
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