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A SMALL CHINESE CLOISONNE 'LOTUS' VASE FOUR CHARACTER QIANLONG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD 1736-95 The ovoid body tapering towards the foot and surmounted by a short waisted neck, decorated with four large lotus flowerheads set amidst foliage and smaller flowers, the design reserved on a turquoise ground and contained within bands of dark blue ruyi-heads, with further floral motifs to the shoulder, neck and short spread foot, the base incised with the four character reign mark, 9.5cm, 191g. Cf. Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum, Enamels, 2, Cloisonné in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), p.194, no.150 for a similar Qianlong mark and period vase.

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