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Object Number:
C99
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Ming Dynasty
Date Made:
1550-1644
Early Date:
1550
Late Date:
1644
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Cloisonne
Technique:
Cloisonne
Iconography:
Phoenix
Description:
Mirror. Cloisonne. Imperial with Phoenix bird. Circular shape with slightly concaved back presenting a pair of phoenix (feng-huang) birds flying midst peony flowers, the cloisons being pi?ked out in deep red, yellow, lapis blue, green and white enamels on a ground of turquoise blue, bordered by and centered with cloisonne lotus flower motifs; the ornamentation being completed by a gilt bronze phoenix bird knob.
Thickness:
3.5cm
Outside Diamater:
34.3cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo
Other Number:
17-1969-1   -   Philadelphia Museum of Art Number
GETZ 120   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Quette, Beatrice. 2011. Cloisonne : Chinese enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. 337 p.: col. ill ; 30cm. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 250, fig. 52
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[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 218 no.120
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