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Lot 1790438
A rare cloisonne enamel bell Qing dynasty Mark of QianLong Size: 34cmx15cmx15cm(1in=2.54cm Cast in imitation of bronzes of the late Spring and Autumn period(early 5th century BC),of lenticular form,decorated with archaistic motifs including large taotie masks at the bottom above the arched rim,the trapezoidal panel with eighteen bosses arranged in rows of three alternating with bands of angular scroll,the flat top with further taotie masks repeated at the central bulb of the columner shank and flanked by a pair of gilt-bronze phoenix-from flanges. Compare the very similar cloisonne enamel of smaller size(33.5cm.high) illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum-43-Metal-bodied Enamel Ware,Beijing 2002,p.156,no.148.



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