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Lot 179: A cloisonné enamel bowl
November 28, 2016
Amsterdam, NetherlandsLive Auction
China, 16th century or later
The exterior with four Buddhist lions, the centre with a double 'vajra', encircled by running horses above waves. Marked Xuande.
Diam. 20.8 cm
- The Catharina Collectie of Japanese and Chinese Cloisonné, the Netherlands
- Private collection, the Netherlands
The Catharina Collection was the largest private collection of Japanese and Chinese cloisonné enamel collected in the Netherlands. The collection was exhibited for the first time in 1992 in Museum het Princessehof in Leeuwarden, and afterwards from late 1992 to 1993 in the Koninklijke Museum van Kunst en Geschiedenis in Brussels after which the collection was put up for auction at Sotheby’s and was subsequently dispersed.