An exceptionally rare and large hexagonal cloisonné enamel 'lotus' baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 銅胎掐絲琺瑯番蓮紋六方尊
Property from the Brooklyn Museum, sold to support museum collections
An exceptionally rare and large hexagonal cloisonné enamel 'lotus' baluster vase
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
the slightly compressed globular body rising from a spreading hexagonal foot to a waisted neck and a galleried rim incised with a keyfret border, each of the faceted sides of the body vibrantly decorated with luscious pink-enameled lotus blooms framed by scrolling green leaves and enclosed within archaistic interlocking scroll work, all above a band of lappets, the foot similarly decorated with mauve lotus flowers, the shoulder encircled by a border ruyi heads, with further lotus and scrollwork to the neck, the rims gilt
Height 13 ⅝ in., 34.7 cm
In very good general condition, with characteristic scattered flakes to the enamels, some infilled with wax, minor pitting, and wear to the gilding.
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Collection of Robert Hoe III (1839-1909).
American Art Association, New York, 18th February 1911, lot 862.
Collection of Samuel P. Avery, Jr. (1847-1920).
Gifted to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, in 1911 (acc. no. 09.543).
Robert Hoe III (1839-1909) 收藏
Samuel P. Avery, Jr. (1847-1920) 收藏
John Getz, Catalogue of the Avery Collection of Ancient Chinese Cloisonnés, New York, 1912, pl. 68.
John Getz，《Catalogue of the Avery Collection of Ancient Chinese Cloisonnés》，紐約，1912年，圖版68
Blue of Jingtai. The Samuel P. Avery, Jr. Collection of Chinese Cloisonné Enamels, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, 1990-93.
《Blue of Jingtai. The Samuel P. Avery, Jr. Collection of Chinese Cloisonné Enamels》，布魯克林博物館，布魯克林，1990至1993年