Lot 250: PAIR OF GILT CLOISONNE VASE WITH ENCIRCLING DRAGONS
November 11, 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
The pair of Chinese gilt bronze cloisonne enamel MeiPing vases cast in shape of a bulbous vessel, heavy on the rounded shoulder, tapered to short and narrow neck, with banded rim, raised on flat banded foot base. The vase characterized with two gilt ferocious dragons climbed encircling on the collar. The exterior vividly decorated with colorful leafy lotus tendril foliate against turquoise-blue enamel ground. Banded with petal lappets on the collar and foot. The exterior vividly decorated with colorful leafy lotus tendril foliate against turquoise-blue enamel ground.
Mark both base, protruding four script -KaiShu- characters, enclosed within receded square frame border, XuanDe Reign Period.
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.
Dimensions: Dimension: 12-1/2" H x 8-1/2" W (each)
Medium: bronze, cloisonne, gold, enamel
Date: Ming Dynasty