DEUX EMBLÈMES BOUDDHISTES EN BRONZE DORÉ ET ÉMAUX CLOISONNÉS DYNASTIE QING, ÉPOQUE QIANLONG | 清乾隆 掐絲琺瑯八寶供器二件 | Two gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel Buddhist emblems, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 EUR
DEUX EMBLÈMES BOUDDHISTES EN BRONZE DORÉ ET ÉMAUX CLOISONNÉS DYNASTIE QING, ÉPOQUE QIANLONG
Two gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel Buddhist emblems, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period
l'un orné de la roue du Dharma, l'autre des deux carpes reposant sur des fleurs de lotus disposées sur quatre consoles ajourées émergeant d'une vase reposant sur une double base à décor de flots tumultueux et de pétales de lotus stylisés (2)
23,8 et 23,7 cm, 9⅜ in.
23.8 公分、 23.7 公分， 9⅜英寸
The two emblems are generally in good condition with expected occasional dents and light wear to the gilding. There is expected minor pitting and bubbling to the cloisonne enamels. Each emblem is cast in six parts assembled together and secured with old screws. The two bases are not even and the lower sections are somewhat loose.
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These two emblems are part of the Eight Buddhist Symbols, bajixiang, here namely the Wheel of Law or Dharma and the Paired Fish which are symbols of the Buddha's teaching and conjugal happiness respectively. Other related sets of gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamels altar emblems of the Qianlong reign include a composite group sold in our London rooms, 21st February 1961, lot 266, and again at Christie's Hong Kong, 3rd December 2008, lot 2601, from the T.B. Kitson and Sir John Buchanan-Jardine, Bt. collections.