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Cloisonné Enamel Vessel with Stand in Form of a Heavenly Cock
Cloisonné Enamel Vessel with Stand in Form of a He
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This zun, which takes its form from a traditional wine container, is made of gilded copper covered with cloisonné enamel. With dragon-shaped handles, the vessel rests on a standing heavenly cock raising its head. Its wings embrace the vessel, while the feet are designed as two open-work wheels. The long tail curves and descends to shelter a heavenly chick. The cock has feather-like patterns. The vessel is decorated with interlocking lotuses. Before the cock's chest is a polychrome cloud-shaped decoration inlaid with rectangular gilded copper, bearing the Qianlong reign mark in regular script (kaishu).

History of the Object
The heavenly cock is a legendary auspicious bird. The Qing Imperial studio applied many techniques to make them. Vivid and colourful, this enamel heavenly cock creates an elegant and fresh sense and displays the superb skills of the Qianlong era.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Gilded copper covered with cloisonné enamel 
Measurements
Overall height: 18.9 cm, jar height: 13.4 cm, mouth diameter: 4.5 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; Qianlong Reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty (1644-1911) 
Function
Vessel 
Acquisition
Collection of the Imperial Palace 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Palace Museum, Beijing 
Museum
The Palace Museum 
Credit line
Palace Museum, Beijing 

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