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The Meriem Longevity

Inlaid famille rose enamels on bronze, with gold (cloisonné); with a flat lip, flat foot, and flat foot rim; each main side with an identical partially filled design of a circular shou (‘longevity’) medallion in seal script surrounded by four highly stylized kui dragons within an eight-lobed panel, which is surrounded by a further frame of formalized floral decoration, the narrow sides also with bands of formalized floral design, the shoulders with a band of formalized lingzhi beneath a neck band of double-unit leiwen (‘thunder pattern’); the interior not enamelled, the exposed exterior metal all gilt with a stippled texture added to the unfilled areas of the design
Probably imperial, 1750–1850
Height: 5.5 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.6/1.6 cm
Stopper: coral; gilt-bronze collar

Robert Hall, London
Meriem Collection
Christie’s, New York, 19 September 2007, lot 645
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd


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