Highlight of Littleton & Hennessy's exhibition is a rare miniature Beijing enamel ‘Hu’ vase (Qing Dynasty, Qianlong imperial seal mark and of the period, 18th century). This delicately painted piece in an usual 'Hu' vase shape, measures only 5.7cm. It was made in the imperial workshops in Beijing and is decorated with ‘lingzhi’ and bats, symbolising longevity and happiness, in ‘Falangcai’ or foreign enamels.
The exhibition further includes the high-quality works of art and scholarly items Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art is known for, including jade handling pieces, exquisite cloisonné, Tibetan figures in copper and gilt-bronze as well as porcelain.
31 October - 9 November 2019
1 Princes Place
Duke Street, St James's
London SW1Y 6DE
1 Princes Place Duke Street, St James's London SW1Y 6DE
Chinese works of art and scholars' objects
|Monday - Friday||10.00 - 17.00|
|Saturday, 2 November||12.00 - 16.00|
|Sunday, 3 November||12.00 - 16.00 & 18.00 - 20.00|
|Saturday, 9 November||closed|
A rare miniature Beijing enamel ‘Hu’ vase (Qianlong mark and period) Dimensions: 5.7cm high
Provenance: - A private Asian collection - A private English collection
Compare a similar copper enamel vase in 'falangcai' or 'foreign colours', Kangxi mark and period, depicting peaches and bats, illustrated in 'The Complete Collection of the Palace Museum - Metal Bodied Enamel Ware', Hong Kong (2002), pl. 174.