An ovoid vase flanked with tubular handles, the body similarly inset with a medallion containing a poetic inscription, was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 9th November 2010, lot 220; and a pair of vases each inlaid with a jade plaque, one carved with twin fish hanging from a musical stone and the other with a seal, was sold in our London rooms, 12th November 1974, lot 182.
Compare also imperial wall vases of various forms with gilt bronze panels enclosing poems, such as one in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Enamel Ware in the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1999, pl. 124; another in the Qing Summer Palace in Chengde, published in Zhongguo jinyin boli falangqi quanji, vol. 6, Beijing, 1997, pl. 76; and a third sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27th May 2009, lot 1844. Further cloisonné enamel examples of wall vases include one decorated with a gilt bronze panel cast with three lotus heads, sold in our New York rooms, 20th March 2007, lot 566; and another of archaistic bronze zun shape with a stylised zoomorphic design, sold in these rooms, 8th October 2008, lot 2683.
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