REIGN OF S.M. EMPEROR MINH MANG (1820-1840).... - Lot 52 - Lynda Trouvé

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REIGN OF S.M. EMPEROR MINH MANG (1820-1840).... - Lot 52 - Lynda Trouvé
REIGN OF S.M. EMPEROR MINH MANG (1820-1840). Imperial wine pot decorated in polychrome enamel on copper with flowering foliage on a blue background. The body is richly decorated with two cartouches on a yellow background, one featuring a five-clawed dragon holding the sacred pearl, the other a phoenix holding ribboned scrolls in its beak. The two fantastical animals move through the clouds. The handle and beak are elegantly curved. The silver lid is finely chased with a dragon chasing the sacred pearl. Vietnam, 19th century, made by the imperial workshops in Hué for the palace (Phap Lam Ty Tuong Cuc). Mark under the base with four Minh Mang Nien Tao characters, i.e. "made under the reign of Minh Mang". Height: 20 cm. (Lid formerly attached, missing). This design, combining a five-clawed dragon and a phoenix known as "Long Phung", is commonly associated with the imperial couple.
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