18 septembre 2010

A good pair of cloisonné Fu-lion candelabras. Qing dynasty, 18th century.

A good pair of cloisonné Fu-lion candelabras. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each powerfully modeled, seated on its haunches with head turned to one side and tail wrapped around over its hind paws, grasping in its jaws a gnarled flowering branch of plum blossoms with three sprigs rising high above the head, supporting a lotus form candle holder, the body decorated with gilt-wire fur and scattered with Buddhist Emblems, lotus flowers, and qilin on a turquoise and blue ground (2); length 12 in., 30.5 cm -... [Lire la suite]
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