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Mirror

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
Thickness: 3.5 cm
Outside Diameter:34.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
Other Number:17-1969-1 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number
GETZ 120 - Other Number

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.

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 166 Bottom rightView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Quette, Beatrice. 2011. Cloisonne : Chinese enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.. New York. The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts. pg. 337 p.: col. ill ; 30cm Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 120View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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