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A CLOISONNE 'BAJIXIANG' BOWL AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
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833
A CLOISONNE 'BAJIXIANG' BOWL AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A CLOISONNE 'BAJIXIANG' BOWL AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
of globular form, the rounded sides enameled in polychrome with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' amid stylized lotus blooms borne on scrolling, leafy stems below a ruyi-head band encircling the rim, all against a turquoise-enamel ground, a lively pair of gilt catfish-form handles set to either side joined to the vessel by outstretched fins, their rounded heads with distinctive barbels peaking at the rim, the domed cover enameled with further lotus scroll surmounted by a large reticulated gilt-metal spherical knop with flowering lotus above a radiating lappet base, the gilt base plate with an apocryphal Jingtai mark (2)
Height 12 in., 30.5 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Edward Kennedy Torrington (1918-2005).
Christie's New York, 2nd December 1989, lot 59.

Catalogue Note

A jar and cover nearly identical to the present example is in the Palace Museum, Beijing and illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Buddha's Light in the Forbidden City, Select Buddhist Art Collection of the Palace Museum, Gaoxiong, Taiwan, 2016, pp. 90-91. Another very closely related example with slightly different catfish-form handles and a reticulated cover was sold in these rooms 24th-25th January 1975, lot 257.

Important Chinese Art

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