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"Hu" Shaped Cloisonné Bottle

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China Anonymous, Chinese
"Hu" Shaped Cloisonné Bottle, c. 1600
Enamel on Copper
6 in. x 3 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. (15.24 cm x 8.26 cm x 8.26 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.2.4


Commentary
Could also be early Meiji Japanese cloisonne (F. Schneider, Oct 21, 2010).

Dimensions
The vase measures 3 1/4" across each side at the base and 1 3/4" across each side at the top.

Marks
Cloisonné seal on the bottom of the piece.

Medium
Multicolored enamel on copper.

Object Description
Chinese classic "hu" shaped rectangular 4-sided cloisonné bottle with multicolored enamels on the body depicting phoenix, fish, drums and musical instruments, and a dominant canopy. The body also has the Chinese characters of "FU" (Good Luck) and "SHOU" (Long Life) applied as decorations. Wider at the base than the top.

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