07 mai 2010

Champlevé enamel, cloisonné enamels & Canton enamels @ Bonhams

A fine champlevé enamel and gilt-bronze baluster wall vase. Late Qianlong. photo Bonhams Set to each side with applied archaistic gui dragon handles, the body of the vase decorated with raised archaistic champlevé enamel panels depicting confronted kui dragons contesting a flaming pearl, enamelled in a rich blue, turquoise, purple and yellow, the flat reverse pierced with a square aperture for attachment. 18.3cm (7¼in) high. Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000, HK$ 180,000 - 240,000 Provenance: A French private collection A large... [Lire la suite]