Lot n° 101
1200 - 2000
1820. Reign of H.M. Minh Mang (1820-1840)... - Lot 101 - Lynda Trouvé
1820. Reign of H.M. Minh Mang (1820-1840) or H.M. Thieu Tri (1840-1847).
Large dish with poly-lobed rim in enamelled copper painted in polychrome with a royal blue background and cartouches with alternating polychrome decoration of bamboos and flowers surmounted by bats. The rim is decorated with a long leafy frieze. This experimental enamel technique imitates mother-of-pearl inlaid decorations, known as burgauté lacquer. The technique is not new and still poorly mastered under the reign of H.M. Minh Mang. It will rarely be used thereafter. The central medallion is decorated with a polychrome scene of a greeting from three mandarins to a great dignitary escorted by his servants inside a palace. Here the decoration is directly painted in the usual manner. The combination of this double technique of painted enamels on copper makes this dish a rare piece and offers a precious testimony of the prowess of the Imperial Painted Enamel Workshop of Hué.
The reverse side of the white enamelled dish. Mid 19th century, reign of S.M Minh Mang or S.M Thieu Tri. (Wear and restorations).
Diameter: 35.8 cm.
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