A Royal Cloisonné Vase with Dragons Handles, Xuande Seal Mark

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Lot No. :HRCS-181218
Centuries of Style: Xuande Emperor (1*) (1399-1435)
Feature:A vase, Chinese cloisonné (Cloisonn enamel) (2*).
Pattern:Dragons, flowers, and plants.
Source:Private collection
1* The Xuande Emperor was the fifth emperor of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) of China.
2* Chinese cloisonné is amongst the best known enamel cloisonné in the world. It much of which was made for imperial court decoration can have a gaudy opulence like that of French Rococo.The most elaborate and highly valued Chinese pieces are from the early Ming Dynasty, especially the reigns of the Xuande Emperor (1425–35) and Jingtai Emperor (1450–57), although 19th century or modern pieces are far more common. In much Chinese cloisonné blue is usually the predominant colour, and the Chinese name for the technique, jingtailan ("Jingtai blue ware"), refers to this, and the Jingtai Emperor. Quality began to decline in the 19th century.


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