Qing dynasty cloisonné enamel Chinese vase with Arabic inscriptions
Chinese, 19th Century
Height 11cm, diameter 17cm
Crafted for the Persian market, as evident from the Arabic inscriptions, this piece is a fine Qing dynasty cloisonné enamel antique vase. Low in height, set on three feet, it is elegantly decorated with lotus flowers against a turquoise ground around the base and up to the rim. Such pieces were often made for global markets, and Qing Dynasty China dealt a great deal with the Arabic world in particular. This vase is a fine decorative ware from this fruitful period of cultural exchange.