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Chinese Urn with Phoenix Head Decoration

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Urn with Phoenix Head Decoration, c. 1780
Enamel on Bronze
19 7/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (50.48 cm x 19.05 cm x 19.05 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.2.15

The object measures 7 1/2" in diameter at the base, and 11" in diameter from the tip of one phoenix to the other.

No marks.

Multicolored enamels on bronze.

Object Description
Chinese urn with two phoenix heads upheld by a dragon shaped stem (serpentine), and attached to a platform base. The urn, platform, and dragon are decorated in multicolored enamels.

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