3644
3644
A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL SQUARE VASE, CONG
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
420,000500,000
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3644
A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL SQUARE VASE, CONG
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
420,000500,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL SQUARE VASE, CONG
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
the square-sectioned body rising from a splayed foot and surmounted by a tapered neck, each facet brightly enamelled with a landscape scene, variously depicting tiered pavilions nestled amongst jagged cliffs and trees below vaporous clouds, the foot and neck similarly decorated with stylised lotus scrolls against a turquoise ground, the borders covered in gilt
29.5 cm, 11 5/8  in.
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Provenance

Roger Keverne, London.
A European private collection.
Christie's Hong Kong, 29th May 2013, lot 2075.

Exhibited

Roger Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics, London, November 2006, no. 78.

Catalogue Note

This rare cloisonné enamel vase is in the form of a Neolithic jade cong, encapsulating the Qianlong emperor’s reverence for antiquity. Another closely related cloisonné vase of cong form, from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing,  similarly enamelled with pavilions in a swirling landscape, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 145. Compare also two other cloisonné enamel cong vases, one sold at Sotheby's London, 14th November 1967, lot 46 and again at Christie’s Paris, 21st/22nd June 2016, lot 285, from the collection of Drs Rosemary and Gordon Fryers; and another enamelled with the Eight Trigrams and five bats, sold at Christie’s Paris, 10th September 2018, lot 77, from the collection of Juan de Beistegui.

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong