10 mai 2009

A rare gilt-bronze mounted cloisonné enamel 'hundred deer' vase; the vase Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, the mounts later

A rare gilt-bronze mounted cloisonné enamel 'hundred deer' vase; the vase Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, the mounts later the pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to an everted gilt rim, brightly decorated around the exterior with deer in a rocky landscape with cranes flying amidst ruyi-head cloud scrolls overhead, the shoulder set with a pair of gilt-copper dragon handles, the elaborate gilt-bronze mounts cast and pierced with lion masks to the base and shou characters to the rim. 79cm., 31 1/8 in.... [Lire la suite]