Altar vase with stand

LL 5916


Altar vase with three short legs, two high loop handles, bowl-shaped body, short straight neck, and dome-shaped cover with knob in the form of a lotus bud. Designs in cloisonné enamel on a turquoise ground. Lotus scrolls on the body with border of ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') heads; and on the neck, a narrow band of floral ornaments. On the cover, are bats and borders of ju-i patterns and archaic fret. Elaborately carved wood stand. Cover does not match. Mark of the Qianlong period (1736-1795 AD), medallion incised under the base.