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Vessel and cover in the shape of a xu

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Title

Vessel and cover in the shape of a xu

Date

Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (AD 1736-1796)

Medium

Cloisonné enamel on gilt bronze

Reference

CVCSC 0336.A

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Collection

Chinese

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This vessel, produced in enamel during the Qianlong reign, recreates the shape of an ancient xu vessel from the 8th century BC, but is decorated in a distinctly late Imperial style. The lid features a late interpretation of the taotie design, even though this style of decoration would not have been found on the original bronze xu.

Vessel and cover in the shape of a xu Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (AD 1736-1796) © Compton Verney

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