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PAIR LARGE QING GILT BRONZE & CLOISONNE ELEPHANTS

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PAIR LARGE QING GILT BRONZE & CLOISONNE ELEPHANTS
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PAIR OF LARGE QING DYNASTY GILT BRONZE AND CLOISONNE ELEPHANTS WITH DOUBLE GOURD VASES
The Bronze forged to a modeled in the form of a caparisoned standing figure of an elephant, the head facing forward. The elephants carrying a double gourd octagonal vase atop the blanket with double ruyi emerged from the gallery opening. Two elements of Eight Buddhist Emblems hung on each ruyi head, one with chime before the swastika, and other with double fishes. The blanket and vase are wealthy decorated with colorful cloisonne against its turquoise blue enamel ground in utpala night lotus and gilt bronze rococo foliate. The elephant body decorated with white enamel filling the gilt bronze cloisonne works. The elephant is sometimes shown carrying a "treasure" vase (bao ping) on its back. Since the word "vase" (ping ) has the same pronunciation as the word for "peace" (Ping'an ), the implied meaning is "may you have 'good luck' (elephant) and 'peace' (vase)".
Mark on side of pedestal, four gilt script -KaiShu- characters, enclosed by a rectangular cartouche, QianLong Reign Period.


Dimensions: 31-1/2" H x 20" W (each)
Condition
Over all in EXCELLENT condition. Traced numerous tiny-holes of corrosions on enamel filling, No missing wires found on cloisonne works. With normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dents, and trace of declined on gilt. Normal, consider ages and wear.
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PAIR LARGE QING GILT BRONZE & CLOISONNE ELEPHANTS

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
Oct 07, 2017
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Starting Price $1,500
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0159: PAIR LARGE QING GILT BRONZE & CLOISONNE ELEPHANTS

Sold for $18,000
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Est. $3,000 - $5,000Starting Price $1,500
DAY1 2017 AUTUMN FINEARTS, ANTIQUES & ESTATES
Oct 07, 2017 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0159 Details

Description
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PAIR OF LARGE QING DYNASTY GILT BRONZE AND CLOISONNE ELEPHANTS WITH DOUBLE GOURD VASES
The Bronze forged to a modeled in the form of a caparisoned standing figure of an elephant, the head facing forward. The elephants carrying a double gourd octagonal vase atop the blanket with double ruyi emerged from the gallery opening. Two elements of Eight Buddhist Emblems hung on each ruyi head, one with chime before the swastika, and other with double fishes. The blanket and vase are wealthy decorated with colorful cloisonne against its turquoise blue enamel ground in utpala night lotus and gilt bronze rococo foliate. The elephant body decorated with white enamel filling the gilt bronze cloisonne works. The elephant is sometimes shown carrying a "treasure" vase (bao ping) on its back. Since the word "vase" (ping ) has the same pronunciation as the word for "peace" (Ping'an ), the implied meaning is "may you have 'good luck' (elephant) and 'peace' (vase)".
Mark on side of pedestal, four gilt script -KaiShu- characters, enclosed by a rectangular cartouche, QianLong Reign Period.


Dimensions: 31-1/2" H x 20" W (each)
Condition
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Over all in EXCELLENT condition. Traced numerous tiny-holes of corrosions on enamel filling, No missing wires found on cloisonne works. With normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dents, and trace of declined on gilt. Normal, consider ages and wear.

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