3455
3455
A LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘PHOENIX’ CHARGER
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimate
600,000800,000
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3455
A LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘PHOENIX’ CHARGER
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimate
600,000800,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Gems of Chinese Art – The Speelman Collection II

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A LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘PHOENIX’ CHARGER
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
well cast of generous proportions with shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot with a lipped footring, the interior densely decorated with a pair of phoenix soaring elegantly amidst varying floral sprays, each mythical bird portrayed with long billowing tail feathers rendered in multi-coloured enamels, the exterior vibrantly adorned with a frieze enclosing twelve lotus blooms borne on an undulating leafy stem, encircling seven further lotus blooms on the base, each vibrantly enamelled with petals of varying colours, the foot skirted with a floret band, all against a bright turquoise ground  
43.5 cm, 17 1/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

The quality and precision of the current dish encapsulates the refinement of Kangxi cloisonné enamel. The design of the phoenixes on this unusually large dish is a particularly characteristic design. For a Kangxi cloisonné enamel dish of rectangular form decorated with similar design of phoenix, from the Qing court collection and still in Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 182. For an earlier prototype, see also a 16th century cloisonné enamel dish decorated with a pair of highly stylised phoenix included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition, London, 1957, cat. no. 311, and sold in our London rooms, 10th November 2010, lot 245.

Gems of Chinese Art – The Speelman Collection II

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Hong Kong