3705
3705
A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL 'MYTHICAL BEAST' RHYTON
MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 1,187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3705
A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL 'MYTHICAL BEAST' RHYTON
MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 1,187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL 'MYTHICAL BEAST' RHYTON
MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
superbly cast with a hollow body and an upturned bottom-end shaped in the form of a mythical beast's head defined with outlines of a prominent snout, further rendered with a pair of curved horns, the exterior of the vessel brightly decorated with multi-coloured enamels with floral blooms borne on scrolling foliage, all against a bright turquoise ground below a red-ground band enclosing 'horse-hoof' and circular motifs encircling the rim, the base with a gilt-bronze cartouche incised with a four-character reign mark within a square
10 cm, 3  7/8  in.
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Provenance

A noble English family collection.

Catalogue Note

Notable for its exuberant decoration and archaistic form, this exquisitely conceived cloisonne enamel vessel reveals the opulent taste of the Qianlong Emperor and his passion for unusual playthings.

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