A large cloisonné enamel vase, hu, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm.) high. Sold for GBP 22,500 (Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000) at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 135. © Christie's 2022
The globular body with waisted neck and tall spreading foot, the decorative motifs divided into horizontal registers, the main decorative band with classic lotus scrolls repeated around the foot, below a band of flowering and fruiting sprays detailed with a butterfly and a band of grapes hanging from curling vines, mounted at the shoulder with twin lion-mask handles suspending loose rings.
Note: Compare with a vase of the same shape also with a grape vine band but decorated to the main body with two pairs of dragons, illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné, The Pierre Uldry Collection, London, 1989, no. 118.
A large cloisonné enamel vase, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century ; 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) high. Price realised GBP 21,250 (Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000) at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 136. © Christie's 2022
The globular body above a short spreading foot and the neck with a flaring rim, decorated all over with a classic lotus scroll, all reserved on turquoise grounds.
A Ming cloisonné enamel and lacquer bowl, 17th century ; 5½ in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Price realised GBP 10,000 (Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000) at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 137. © Christie's 2022
The cloisonné enamel exterior with scrolling leafy lotus blooms in alternating red, white and yellow, above a band of lotus lappets, the concave base similarly decorated with a single large lotus bloom encircled by leafy scrolls, the interior of the bowl thinly lacquered and decorated mirroring the decoration on the exterior in gilt outlines and paint.
A rare Ming gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel basket, 16th-17th century ; 7 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Price realised GBP 25,000 (Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000) at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 138. © Christie's 2022
The lower gilt section cast emulating wicker-work rising to a bulbous pierced upper section enamelled with four lotus borne on meandering scrolls, the recessed neck with a band of rosettes and surmounted with a wide gilt rim applied on either side with thin loop handles, all supported on a gently splayed foot enamelled with small blooms.
An unusual cloisonné enamel cup stand, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high. Price realised GBP 7,500 (Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000) at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 139. © Christie's 2022
The compressed globular upper receptacle enamelled around the exterior with three archaistic chilong in blue, interspersed with shou roundels between ruyi bands, supported on a hexafoil dish with a lingzhi scroll encircling the bowl and a chilong on each lobe, the underside with a continuous flower scroll and various floral sprays on the edge of each lobe, the spreading foot decorated with rolling waves and pointed rocks amongst ruyi cloud scrolls.
A cloisonné enamel vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 12½ in. (31.8 cm.) high. Price realised GBP 18,750 (Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000) at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 142. © Christie's 2022
Of square section on a spreading foot and with flaring neck, the sides with lion-mask and loose-ring handles, decorated to each side with a panel depicting a monkey climbing a peach tree above a deer, a group of rabbits, two phoenix amongst peony blossoms, and a duck and crane amongst lotus, all above horses amidst crashing waves to the foot, the neck with bands of stylised shou characters and lappets.