Cf. the pair of zuns, lot 3905, and the pair of moonflasks, lot 3911, in the 'Mandel' collection, Christie's Hong Kong, May 30th 2012, both similarly decorated...
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There is a possible imperial connection here. This type of chrysanthemum is called 'wanshouju' literally 'flower of ten thousand years', and was used as a pun to wish the emperor a long life...
A pair of champleve and cloisonne ornaments in the shape of ruyi-sceptre terminals are illustated in Brinker & Lutz: 'Chinese Cloisonne: the Pierre Uldry collection' no...
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