A Cloisonné enamel chasing lions and a leaping carp bowl


Ming dynasty, 16th Century, China

明代, 16世紀, 中國

Diameter: 23 cm, 9.06 inches

直徑: 23釐米

Height: 11cm, 4.33 inches

高: 11 釐米

With a splayed foot and flared rim, decorated around the exterior with four multi-coloured lions frolicking among turquoise clouds chasing auspicious objects, the interior centred with a leaping carp surrounded by scrolling lotus. It comes with a wood stand.


Property from a French noble family collection.

Similar Examples

1. 'Chinese Cloisonné: the Pierre Uldry collection', The Asia Society Galleries, 1989, Figure 89.

2. 'Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties', New York: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design & Culture, 2011, pl. 2, p.224 & an almost identical model pl.3.18, p.41 from the Les Arts Décoratifs- Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, gift of David David-Weill, 23.689. Cat.151.

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