Hexagonal vase

LL 5945


Hexagonal vase with ovoid body, contracted shoulder, tall neck, slightly spreading at the mouth, and spreading base; two handles in the form of archaic bird-headed dragons. Designs in cloisonné enamels in a turquoise-blue ground. On the sides, lotus arabesques enclosed by archaic fret design. On the neck are similar designs and bats. Stiff leaves on the foot, ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') border under the lip.