A pair of zhadou receptacles; copper-based vessel and cloisons with traces of gilding; 16th/17th century; Cloisonne; Ming dynasty (1368-1644); China. 5.25 inches (13.3 cm) high.
A champion vase (arrow receptacle, chien tung, also known as Ying-hsiung) with cylindrical vessels joined by two chased gilt bronze ornaments; Cloisonne; Kang Hsi period (1662-1722); China. Provenance: a similar piece is featured in The Avery Collection of Ancient Chinese Cloisonnes by John Getz of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn, New York, 1912, number 42. 14 inches (35.6 cm) high.
Last updated 06/09/2003 Zhou Yi