The gorgeous shaped bowl with flared base and well rounded upper lid edge.Below this lid is a banding on incised and silver inlaid floral design that joins the double handle lugs on each side.These ligs are applied with hand turned and wrought hand made brass nuts to the inside.
Attributed to the Ming Dynasty, this piece was the star lot of the sale selling for £30,000 hammer.
The exceptional price, well above the £6,000 – 8,000 estimate, showed that the market accepted the piece as early 15 century in date, created under the reign of the Xuande emperor.
This reflects recent research led by the Cloisonné exhibition at the Bard Graduate Centre, New York in 2011, and curators at the Palace Museum in Beijing have recently re-evaluated the dating of Chinese cloisonné.
The angular handles to each side with carved meander pattern and gilt details with a stylised gilded dragon motif to body.
The whole raised on elegant Tang period style legs .
Weight around 2.2 kg Cast character siganutre underneath.China circa 1840 A solid bronze cast cauldron shaped large bowl of substantial weight of 3.6kg.Antique Chinese QING, Ching Dynasty bronze Buddha finely worked detail and traditional design. This large statue is cast in three sections, the lotus seat, the aora and the figure. Representing the thousand hands of the Goddess of Mercy .it has been finely chisseled and well looked after.China mid 1800's or earlier A well carved and cast bronze incense burner with different scenes to each side, highlighted in gilt bronze. The lift off top lid is in solid bronze with gilt details of floral design.