Lot 89 : Sold for £56,000 hammer

A Chinese Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period famille rose Buddhist Emblem alter vessel modelled in openwork with twin carp amongst foliate scrolls set within a broad ring decorated with scrolling lotus, supported on an elaborate pedestal formed of a large petalled lotus pod with a turquoise top detailed with seeds, above a central post with a multi-coloured herringbone motif flanked by feathery scrolls, resting on a domed circular base enameled on the white ground with pendant pink, yellow and blue petal lappets enclosing flames, the foot ring decorated with a pink, red and green key-fret border, the underside glazed turquoise and inscribed with an iron-red seal mark and period Qianlong within a central cartouche reserved in white, height 29cm. BR - 1944/55 Lot notes - Sets of eight Buddhist Emblems were produced to ornament altars, to see a complete set of famille rose stands of this type pictured in situ on the altar of the Fanzong Lou (Hall of Buddhism) in the Forbidden City, Beijing, illustrated in Cultural Relics of Tibetan Buddhism Collected in the Qing Palace, Beijing, 1992, pl. 99-1.

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