Double gourd-shaped bottle

LL 5918


Double gourd-shaped bottle, one of a pair (to LL 5917), decorated in cloisonné enamel with medallions with deer, phoenixes, and lions in a turquoise-blue ground. In the field are the eight Buddhist emblems with scrolls in a black ground. Stiff leaves on the neck, and borders of ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish''), key fret, and other formal patterns.