A Pair of Unusual Cloisonne Enamel Wall Vases


Jiaqing period, Qing Dynasty
Height: 15.3cm

Of baluster form, decorated with a shou character surrounded by five bats (wufu) reserved on a geometric diaper ground between a band of leaf tips below and petal lappets above, with a ribbon-tied wan emblem flanked by bats on the waisted neck, the flat gilded back with a small rectangular aperture, with a pierced platform inside the mouth.