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Long Live the Kui!

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 formalized flowers; 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: 5.4 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.62/1.48 cm
Stopper: gilt-bronze chased with a formalized floral design

East Asia Antiques, Hong Kong, May 2008
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd, 2008

Chang Gang 常罡, Canghai yizhu: Qiasi falang biyanhu yanjiu 滄海遗珠掐絲珐琅鼻烟壺研究 [Undiscovered pearls in the deep ocean: A study of cloisonné enamel snuff bottles] (Beijing: SDX Joint Publishing Co., 2013), 185, no. 82


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