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Pair of Cloisonne Elephants

Auction:
2183
Lot:
1353
Sold for:
$3,055$2,600

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Auction:
Sale #2183 - 2183
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Cloisonne Elephants, China, 18th century, white bodies with trappings of polychrome enamel, saddle cloth with a blue ground and decoration of resonance stones; each surmounted by a blue ground vase with stylized lotus meanders, all symbolic of the rebus "Great Peace," (one saddle tassel loose), lg. 15 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

China, Chinese art, Chinese ceramics, Saddle