A Chinese cloisonné enamel bowl of conical form, with flat base, bronze flattened rim and foot rim, decorated on the exterior with the bajixiang, eight Buddhist emblems above eight lotus flower heads, all on scrolling branches with leaves in red, yellow, white, blue, green and black on a turquoise ground, the base similarly decorated with a single lotus flower and bud, the interior with two registers, each of the eight lotus flower heads on scrolling branches with leaves on a white ground encircling a blue Tibetan Sanskrit character on a white ground in the well of the interior.
Chinese cloisonne square form small incense box and cover, decorated on the sides with eight taotie masks in royal blue and white on a turquoise ground, above lappets on the feet and a keyfret band on the cover, the rounded corners surmounted with gilt scrolls on a blue ground, the cover with a stylised red shou-character surrounded by eight archaistic motifs in blue all on a turquoise ground, the base with a multicoloured flowerhead and branches also on a turquoise ground, the interior gilt.
A fine Chinese champlevé lobed cushion form stem box and cover with eight relief red enamel lotus flowers on scrolling gilt branches with leaves, encircling a blue and yellow flowerhead on the cover, all on a rich turquoise ground, the interior and base with turquoise lining.
A very fine pair of Chinese cloisonné double sided table screens each enamelled with buildings and pavilions, one within a walled complex behind the bridge, the other with a pavilion with balconies and a building in the distance and another in the foreground, both on a green ground with willow, wutong and rockwork, the reverse with pairs of birds perched amongst flowering peony and tree peony issuing from rockwork on a royal blue ground, set within openwork wood table screens.
A Chinese imperial cloisonné bottle vase with rounded body and ribbed cylindrical neck, the body decorated with stylised lotus flower heads amongst leaves and scrolling branches, beneath stylised peony flower heads and further lotus flower heads beneath the rim, all on a turquoise ground, two of the raised ribs with a dark blue ground, the foot with scrolls and jewels.
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Chinese Ceramics From Tang to Song
Chinese Ceramics Tang to Song coincides with the 25th anniversary of Asian Art in London. The exhibition has been carefully curated and includes 43 pieces with excellent provenance, many of which are the finest examples of their type that the gallery has ever handled in almost 100 years of business.