A pair of jardinières

剔紅裝飾花盆一對

Qianlong period, 1736–1795, China

清乾隆 1736-1795 中國

Height: 14 cm, 5.5 inches

高14釐米

Length: 45.7 cm, 18 inches

長45.7釐米

The jardinières are rectangular in form with outward curving sides and a flared rim, supported on gilt bracket feet. The four sides are each inset with a rectangular cinnabar lacquer panel of the highest quality carving – depicting figures in landscapes and on pavilion terraces. The background, decorated in painted lacquer, illustrates lotus flowers and scrolling leaves amongst a stylised chain link design.

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