A pair of cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze jardinières
The enamels 16-17th century, the mounts Qianlong period, 18th century, China
Height: 17cm 6.7inches, width: 29cm 11.42inches
The jardinière are of square form supported on the trunks of four gilt bronze elephant head feet, each rectangular cloisonné enamel side panel is framed by a gilt bronze border cast with a key fret design. The panels are 16th century depicting a different fruit on each side displayed as sprigs with leaves against a turquoise ground with horizontal waving wirework. The enamels are very much of the period using crushed colours for the browns and greens, but also using blacks, yellow, red and blue.