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Lot 107: MASSIVE GILT BRONZE CLOISONNE ENAMEL HUNDRED DEER CELESTIAL VASE
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: The Large Chinese gilt bronze and cloisonne enamel vase is cast in globular body, with rounded shoulder, raised on a splayed foot base, gently toward the prominent tall neck supporting the banded wide opening; The vase finely decorated with detail cloisonne works design of continuous "hundred deer's" scene in forest mountainous landscape. The neck decorated with The Eight Buddhist Symbols interspersed with dense of colorful lotus scrolling tendril, all against pale-turquoise-blue enameled ground. Multiple banded with gilt rings on rim, shoulder, foot, and rim base. Mark on base, protruding six gilt script -KaiShu- characters enclosed within rectangular frame border, QianLong Reign Period of Great Qing.
Condition Report: Traced numerous tiny-holes of corrosions on enamel filling, No missing wires found on cloisonne works. With normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dents, and trace of declined on gilt. Normal, consider ages and wear. Over all in excellent condition. Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Provenance: PROVENANCE: From the collection of a retired U.S. Naval aviator stationed at Pensacola at his time of retirement. Having been stationed at numerous area around the globe his search for desirable antiques was an ongoing challenge. The estate is now being liquidated by his heirs for the continuing support of his wife.
Dimensions: Dimension: 29"H x 17" Diam
Medium: bronze, gold, cloisonne, enamel
Date: Qing Dynasty