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One of a Pair of Chinese Baluster Vases

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China Anonymous, Chinese
One of a Pair of Chinese Baluster Vases, c. 1680
Enamel on Bronze
26 in. x 12 1/2 in. x 8 in. (66.04 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: 91.8.9


Commentary
Pair with 73.3.20.

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Multicolored enamels and metal openwork embellishments on bronze.

Object Description
Chinese baluster vase with lip ring, handles, and a very elaborate elephant-motif base, all in gilt bronze ormolu. The piece is extremely fine, and has a matte texture to the class Ming-colored enamels of turquoise, off-white, iron-red, yellow, and lapis blue. The vase is decorated with panels of stylized landscape in the late Ming (mid 17th century) Transitional style. One of a pair.

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