Cistern Floriated Decoration

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Floral pattern with meandering shoots against a blue background
From a very large cistern in cloisonné enamel.

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The library of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Internet Archive

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Floral pattern with ornamental, meandering shoots against a turquoise blue background. This ornament is described as follows by the author:

From a very large cistern in cloisonné enamel. This magnificent composition is in every way Chinese, and is the very perfection of conventional ornamentation, perfect in distribution of form and colour.

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