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Chinese Cloisonné Horse Shaped Container with Turquoise Ground

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Horse Shaped Container with Turquoise Ground, 20th c.
Enamel on Bronze
5 in. x 6 1/4 in. x 2 1/8 in. (12.7 cm x 15.88 cm x 5.4 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.70

There is a label on the interior of the lid/saddle, which reads: "$16-." Lacquered wooden stand.

Multicolored enamels and gilding on a cast bronze base.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonée horse shaped container, in a running position. The horse is decorated with red, white, blue and green scroll patterning against a turquoise ground. The tail, hooves, ears and mane are gilded. The oval saddle comes of and serves as a lid to the container. Accompanied by a lacquered wooden stand.

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