Lot 3428
  • 3428

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL 'LOTUS' ALTAR VASE MING DYNASTY, YONGLE – XUANDE PERIOD

Estimate
20,000,000 - 30,000,000 HKD
Sold
21,720,000 HKD
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Description

superbly cast with an ovoid body sweeping up from a flat base to a broad rounded shoulder, surmounted by a waisted neck and a wide splayed flange encircling the rim, the exterior of the body brilliantly decorated with a broad frieze of six large lotus blooms borne on and wreathed by leafy curly stems issuing smaller buds, all between borders of lotus lappets encircling the shoulder and foot, the neck adorned with two bands divided by a gilt-bronze raised fillet, each with four of the bajixiang rendered encircled by curling foliage, the rim bordered with a classic scroll band above a frieze of lotus florettes, the dense design brilliantly decorated in tones of red, yellow, white, blue and green cloisonné enamels against a bright turquoise ground, the leaves on the body further accentuated with yellow and red tips
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