Chinese cloisonne enamel gilt bronze stupa qianlong period Four guardian figures supporting the square plinth of a stepped tower stupa, the sides of the stupa cast with beaded garlands and the inside set with a miniature gilt bronze figure of Buddha. H: 17 3/4 inches
objectcuriosity: Vase, designed by Jean-Claude Duplessis, made by Sevres Manufactory, c.1756-62, France, soft paste porcelain, Metropolitan Museum of Art. The elephant head vases were the most unusual and original of the vases produced at Sevres. They were very costly to produce, and only twenty-two have survived.
A FINE RED PAINTED WOOD SNUFF BOTTLE WITH STONE INLAYS. China, height 8.7 cm. Qianlong mark at the base. Matching stopper. China, H 8,7 cm. Flattened ovoid timber vials, painted red, with stone and wooden coverings. In a garden boy pleasure under the care of two women with the planting of Penjing Basin and insertion of flower bouquets. To this end, tables and chairs, where refreshments will also place outdoors under a tree. Fine details are painted and partly heightened with gold. The…
A Petite Cloisonné Censor, ca. Ching Dynasty. Gilt metal censor raised on tripod leg with stylized masks on knees. overall multi- color enamel over turquoise background. Greek key design on rim, removable insert and reticulated domed lid with foo dog finial. Measures approx. 3 3/4 inches in height