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Chinese Cloisonné Hu-shaped Vessel

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Hu-shaped Vessel, c. 1700-1799
Enamel on Brass
7 3/8 in. x 5 in. x 5 in. (18.73 cm x 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.3.37

No marks.

Multicolored enamels on a brass or copper base.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonné Hu-shaped vessel with decoration of Dogs of Fo and peonies in multicolored enamels on a blue field. The vessel is a reverse hourglass shape, with two bent handles in the shape of elephant heads at the sides of the neck. There is glossy green enamel on the interior of the vessel.

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