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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1700 item #1363919 (stock #139/672)
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£4,850
A rare Ming bowl of very unusual 'stepped' form, decorated with the Eight Buddhist symbols (bajixiang). 121mm x 74mm, 16th century.

I know of only one other example of this shape - the smaller bowl (112 x 60mm), also decorated with bajixiang, published as number 77 in 'Brinkner & Lutz: Chinese Cloisonne - the Pierre Uldry collection' (see photo 4).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1293580 (stock #H231)
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£4,500
A rare and attractive baluster vase superbly decorated with deer and cranes amidst a landscape. The deer symbolise both career advancement and long life and the cranes are also associated with longevity. Late 18th or 19th century. 38.1 cms high.

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1273084 (stock #5/LV)
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£3,150
A Qing dynasty cloisonne moonflask, decorated on both sides with a phoenix amongst long stemmed chrysanthemums, gilt dragon form handles. 15 inches / 38.1 cms high.

More photos to follow.

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1800 item #1264834 (stock #B11789)
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£3,850
A rare Chinese champleve and cloisonne enamel ornament, shaped as a bat and, exceptionally, enamelled with both translucent and opaque enamels. Qianlong (1736-95). 149mm wide. Provenance: Sir Rutherford Alcock KCB (1809-97), British consulate in Peking 1865-69. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1700 item #1261553
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A rare cloisonne spill vase, decorated with the sixteen Buddhist auspicious symbols. Ming dynasty, 15th or early 16th centuries. 42mm x 163mm. Losses to the enamel and an old repair at base, but a very scarce item.

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