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photographer E-Yaji.

The Marakovic Collection  
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The Swain Cloisonné Dragons

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 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
Probably imperial, 1750–1850
Height: 5.42 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.64/1.44 cm
Stopper: inlaid famille rose enamels on bronze, with gold (cloisonné), decorated with a formalized flower head above a band of formalized leaves

Charles V. Swain
Robert Hall, July 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), 184, no. 81


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