A pair of cloisonné enameled metal vases of square section. 17th/18th Century

Of archaistic gu form, inlaid with a bold lotus flower and leaf scroll pattern in rich colors, pink and white against a turquoise ground, the exposed metal edges showing remains of gilt and a leaf-scroll pattern chased into the metal band securing the neck to the mid-section. 12 1/2in (31.5cm) high. Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com