Bronze and cloisonné ennamels duomuhu bouddhist ewer Maximize

Bronze and cloisonné ennamels duomuhu bouddhist ewer

Gilt bronze and cloisonné enamels
18th 19th century
H 52,5cm
South west of France collection

Duomuhu ewer, gilted bronze and champlevé enamels, imitating the painted enamels technique, decorated on a turquoise ground, red, dark blue, yellow, green and pink enamels, with dragons,lotus, bats, archaïstic motifs and Leïwen. The composition is divided in four parts by finely carved gilted bronze flowers scrolls.The spout, a Makara head, mythical animal, associated with water, is an auspicious symbol of fertility. under the order of Qianlong Emperor, a lot of tibetain Buddhist ceremonial  objects have been made and among them, the tall Duomuhu ewer. Qianlong Emperor Kaïshu mark on the base.

Reference:Cloisonné, Chinese enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties,Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris,P 105, George Walter , Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield.The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum  Lacquer Wares of The Qing Dynasty: Page 182 N° 135 The Complete  Collection of Treasures of The Palace Museum, Metal Bodied enamal ware Page 161 N°153.