A pair of champlevé enamel garden seats
Qianlong period, 1736–1795, China
Height: 54 cm, 21.3 inches
The barrel shaped seats are pierced on each side to form two large lingzhi heads that meet in the middle of the cut out. The bodies are decorated with lotus flowers and scrolling leaves amongst bats, and the two opposing faces to the lingzhi openings depict three archaic dragons, or ‘guiwen’, in an oval arrangement.