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PAIR QING GILT BRONZE CLOISONNE DOUBLE GOURD VASES

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PAIR QING GILT BRONZE CLOISONNE DOUBLE GOURD VASES
Item Details
Description
Dimensions: Height: 16.25 inch x Width/Diameter: 8.125 inch x Length/Depth: 8.125 inch
Dimensions in Centimeter: 41.3 cm x 20.6 cm x 20.6 cm

Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty gilt bronze cloisonne double gourd vases. In a shape of double gourd resemblance, with two bulbous bellies conjoined together, suspending a tall cylindrical neck, bulbous lower section converging into a lemon-shape midsection and finishing into a slender bottleneck at the top, gently rounded to narrow opening. The exterior vividly decorated in gilt cloisonne enamel with various color of descending Fu bats, Chimes, and large floral blooms interconnected by scrolling vines ensconce the entire outer surface, as well patterns against deep-cobalt-blue ground. The cells are filled with crushed enamel after which the object is heated until the enamels liquify into the cells, traced numerous tiny-holes of corrosions on enamel filling, No missing wires found on cloisonne works. The whole piece is then sanded and polished into a uniform surface. Beautiful Chinese censers that allure the eye, displaying an amazing level of craftsmanship. The composition is sophisticated and the colors are a feast for the eye. The cloisonne decorating has been done with impressive fluency and detail.
Both under base bear a reign mark, an incised four gilt script characters reign mark, enclosed within a square frame border, Made in The Years of Qianlong Reign Period.
LOT NOTES:
In China, the double-gourd or bottle-gourd, Hulu, has traditionally provided a very popular form for vases and ewers. In addition to their attractive shape, bottle-gourds are associated with a number of different auspicious wishes. Because natural gourds have many seeds, they have been regarded as symbols of extensive progeny. Indeed, one of their attributes is believed to be bringing hundreds of sons, Hulu baizi. The pronunciation of the Chinese word for bottle-gourd varies in different parts of China, and in some areas it is close to Fulu - Fu being blessings, and lu being an official salary - hence it is associated with good fortune and wealth.
Double-gourds are also one of the symbols of longevity or immortality. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that one of the Eight Daoist Immortals, Li Tieguai is usually depicted carrying a double- gourd in which he carried medicines. Indeed, there are many stories about double-gourds from which magical potions or creatures appeared, in addition to which gourds were believed to be able to absorb all evil vapors, safe-guarding those who carried them.
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 QING GILT BRONZE CLOISONNE DOUBLE GOURD VASES

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Nov 30, 2019
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Starting Price $800
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0123: PAIR QING GILT BRONZE CLOISONNE DOUBLE GOURD VASES

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Est. $2,000 - $3,000Starting Price $800
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Lot 0123 Details

Description
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Dimensions: Height: 16.25 inch x Width/Diameter: 8.125 inch x Length/Depth: 8.125 inch
Dimensions in Centimeter: 41.3 cm x 20.6 cm x 20.6 cm

Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty gilt bronze cloisonne double gourd vases. In a shape of double gourd resemblance, with two bulbous bellies conjoined together, suspending a tall cylindrical neck, bulbous lower section converging into a lemon-shape midsection and finishing into a slender bottleneck at the top, gently rounded to narrow opening. The exterior vividly decorated in gilt cloisonne enamel with various color of descending Fu bats, Chimes, and large floral blooms interconnected by scrolling vines ensconce the entire outer surface, as well patterns against deep-cobalt-blue ground. The cells are filled with crushed enamel after which the object is heated until the enamels liquify into the cells, traced numerous tiny-holes of corrosions on enamel filling, No missing wires found on cloisonne works. The whole piece is then sanded and polished into a uniform surface. Beautiful Chinese censers that allure the eye, displaying an amazing level of craftsmanship. The composition is sophisticated and the colors are a feast for the eye. The cloisonne decorating has been done with impressive fluency and detail.
Both under base bear a reign mark, an incised four gilt script characters reign mark, enclosed within a square frame border, Made in The Years of Qianlong Reign Period.
LOT NOTES:
In China, the double-gourd or bottle-gourd, Hulu, has traditionally provided a very popular form for vases and ewers. In addition to their attractive shape, bottle-gourds are associated with a number of different auspicious wishes. Because natural gourds have many seeds, they have been regarded as symbols of extensive progeny. Indeed, one of their attributes is believed to be bringing hundreds of sons, Hulu baizi. The pronunciation of the Chinese word for bottle-gourd varies in different parts of China, and in some areas it is close to Fulu - Fu being blessings, and lu being an official salary - hence it is associated with good fortune and wealth.
Double-gourds are also one of the symbols of longevity or immortality. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that one of the Eight Daoist Immortals, Li Tieguai is usually depicted carrying a double- gourd in which he carried medicines. Indeed, there are many stories about double-gourds from which magical potions or creatures appeared, in addition to which gourds were believed to be able to absorb all evil vapors, safe-guarding those who carried them.
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. <br/> ROSWELL AUCTIONS provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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