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Chinese Oil Vessel with Cloisonné Decoration

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Oil Vessel with Cloisonné Decoration, c. 1850
Enamel on Bronze
12 3/4 in. x 9 1/2 in. x 5 in. (32.39 cm x 24.13 cm x 12.7 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.3.6


Marks
No marks.

Medium
Multicolored enamel on a metal, likely bronze, base.

Object Description
Chinese oil vessel with removable lid, decorated with cloisonné and bright, multicolored enamels overall in a floral pattern. The vessel has a dragon handle and a bird-bill spout, which is sharply angular. The blue enamel also covers the inside of the foot. A chain attaches the lid to the pot.

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