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Lot 109: PAIR OF FLORI-FORM GILT BRONZE & CLOISONNE PLANT POTS
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Having quatrefoil flori-form body, straight side rising from a flat concave base, deep vessel with flared and flat banded rim. Each lobed panel decorated with centralized uptala, the night lotus blooms, interspersed by scrolling tendrils, surrounded with geometrical lattice pattern, all reserved against turquoise-blue ground. Both plant pots gorgeously displayed upon a carved hardwood stand.
Condition Report: Dent and deformed rim and foot base on the flower pot, extensive corrosion under the rim and base. Pierced numerously on the under base. 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 heirs of Sir john Dorrington and the Vosper estates from Stroud Gloucestershire these items were purchased by a prominent antiques collector in 2008. Seeking historical and collectible items he attended numerous auctions and estate sales in the area as well as from nearby countries. Sometimes finding a rarity sometimes just the camaraderie of fellow collectors.
Dimensions: Dimension: 5"H x 11"W (each) ; (only Stand): 1.5"H
Medium: bronze, gold, cloisonne, enamel
Date: Qing Dynasty