Qing Dynasty ・ Domu pot with tangled branches and lotus pattern | “Six Treasures of Cloisonne in the Forbidden City” series

The ring foot of the Domu pot with twisted branches and lotus pattern is inlaid with a long copper gilt plate engraved with the inscription “Made in Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty”, which is a work of the Qing Dynasty. The Domu pot was originally a beverage container used by the Tibetan and Mongolian people to hold butter tea, lotion, or wine, and its appearance has a strong ethnic style. During the reign of Emperor Qianlong, the court strongly emphasized the harmonious relationship with the ethnic minorities in the frontier, and together with the handicraft works, they often imitated the utensils of various ethnic groups. The Domu pot with twisted branches and lotus pattern is a display product made by the Office of Mental Cultivation Hall based on this concept. Not only the style inherits the Tibetan and Mongolian traditions, but the pattern design also adds Chinese cultural elements, showing the perfect blend of multi-ethnic.

The lotus-patterned Domu pot is created in the shape of a bamboo joint. It is mainly divided into three cylindrical sections. Each section of the bamboo joint is gilded with copper, engraved with a scrolling grass pattern, and then inlaid with red coral, turquoise, and lapis lazuli in sequence. etc. Jewelry. In addition to being gilded and inlaid with treasures, the brim of the pot is also designed in the shape of an oblique mouth of a monk’s hat, with a cap top with coral beads as buttons. The overall body of the pot shows a radiant, graceful, and luxurious style. The rest of the cover is made of sky blue enamel glaze and filled with various colored filigree and lotus patterns, reflecting the prosperity of the country.