Vase in flattened oval form

LL 5957


Vase of flattened oval form, one of a pair (to LL 5956), with slightly contracted neck and spreading mouth; two twisted handles. Decorated with designs in cloisonné enamel in a turquoise ground; lily flowers and rocks on the sides in a background diapered with a key fret; stiff leaves above and false gadroons below. Similar ornament on the neck with a butterfly design and a border of ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') heads.