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Chinese Hu-Shaped Cloisonné Vase

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Hu-Shaped Cloisonné Vase, n. d.
Enamel on Bronze
26 3/16 in. x 12 1/2 in. x 8 in. (66.52 cm x 31.75 cm x 20.32 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 91.8.4


Marks
No marks.

Medium
Multicolored enamels on bronze.

Object Description
Chinese gourd-shaped cloisonné vase with ormolu handles, base, and finial. The piece shows Ch'ien Lung additions to a Ming style. The colors and design are typically Ming, of stylized lotus, scrolls, and Buddhist "lucky" symbols against a clean turquoise background and good yellow, cobalt, and iron-red enamels.

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