Cloisonné enamel on copper alloy
early 17th century
15 3/8 x 16 3/8 in. (39.1 x 41.6 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Samuel P. Avery
Medium-sized garden seat, in the usual shape of a barrel, with a flat top and a large hole in the bottom. On either side are large lion head bosses holding ring handles, and above and below the top are bands studded at intervals with small plain bosses. Copper, once gilded on the rims, bosses, and handles, but now with most of the gilding gone, and decorated on the sides and the top with cloisonné enamels. On the sides, between bands of lotus scrolls, are large almost square flower, bird, and rock panels, framed by scalloped borders containing taotie masks and other patterns taken from archaic bronzes. On the top are three lion dogs around a brocade ball. The ground on the top and on the panels is filled with an all over cloud pattern made by the cloisons alone. The stems in the lotus design are also made in the same way. The colors are dark blue, red, two shades of green, white, yellow, and a mixed red and white, on a turquoise blue ground. The surface of the enamel is pitted and chipped.
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Garden Seat, early 17th century. Cloisonné enamel on copper alloy, 15 3/8 x 16 3/8 in. (39.1 x 41.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Samuel P. Avery, 09.585. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 09.585_PS2.jpg)
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