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A Chinese Qianlong period (1735-1796) cloisonné jue vessel (爵). The vessel is in the form of a jue archaistic ritual bronze with an elongated spout. The body of the vessel is decorated with scrolling stylized lotus flowers and vines in vibrant enamels against a turquoise colored ground. It sits upon three unenameled triangular legs featuring incised leiwen meander motifs. The body is further embellished with a single side handle with a dragon-like beast head and two protuberances at the top, both typical of the jue form. Unmarked, the vessel likely dates from the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty.
Collected in the late 19th and early 20th century and donated to a Private Midwestern Institution in 1938
Sold to enhance and preserve the Institution’s mission-relevant Collections
Wear and markings consistent with age.
4.75" W x 5.75" H x 3.0" D