Tuesday 26th September 2023
10:30am
Plymouth Auction Rooms
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Lot 100

A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze six-lobed bowl and cover, ‘Zhadou’, Ming Dynasty

A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze six-lobed bowl and cover, ‘Zhadou’, Ming Dynasty, 15th/16th century, The exterior densely decorated on the shallow-domed cover, broad lobed everted rim and cylindrical body with stylised dark-blue dragons amongst green, yellow and white clouds, the flange and side also with Shou characters, the underside of the rim with a floral scroll, the base flat and similarly decorated, the cover surmounted by a lotus bud knop, 15.5cm. An almost identical piece from the Roger Keverne Collection was sold at Bonhams, London, 11th May 2021, lot 245. Condition: some minor enamel losses around the sides.
Estimate: £3,500 - £4,000 + fees
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