Lot 249: MASSIVE GILT BRONZE CLOISONNE ENAMEL COVERED SQUARE BALUSTER VASE
November 11, 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
The Chinese cloisonne enamel gilt bronze vessel cast in shape of squared baluster body, square domed shoulder tapering to square neck and flat rim, two loop handles projected from Fu bat mask on both sides, with four flanges everted on four corners beneath the handles. The trapezoid cover characterized of four gilt phoenix everted from the rim, all facing outward, with its tail curled flowed upward. The exterior richly decorated in cloisonne works with band od zoomorphic patterns, forming TaoTie masks, interspersed by leiwen and lattice patterns. The cloisonne decorating has been done with impressive fluency and detail.
Mark on gilt base, incised six script -KaiShu- characters enclosed within double rectangular frames, QianLong Reign Period of Great Qing.
Condition Report: Traced numerous tiny-holes of corrosions on enamel filling, No missing wires found on cloisonne works. With normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dents, and trace of declined on gilt. Normal, consider ages and wear. Over all in excellent condition. Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Provenance: PROVENANCE: Some of the items for sale in this auction come from an entrepreneur, businessman world traveler that resides near the Ocala Florida area as their winter home, They are philanthropists and donate their time and money to those that are underprivileged or those in in need of medical attention that they can not afford. Their personal collection of very high end antiques is museum quality that is cherished and sought after by serious collectors.
Dimensions: Dimension: 32" H x 22" W
Medium: bronze, cloisonne, gold, enamel
Date: Qing Dynasty