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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3232

    A CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC CENSER AND COVER, FANGDING

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC CENSER AND COVER, FANGDING
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The censer, of rectangular cross section, is raised on four blade-shaped legs . Each side is intricately decorated with a taotie mask below a band of similar stlyised archaistic dragons, separated by gilt vertical flanges on four sides and corners. The mouth rim is set with a pair of upright loop handles. The domed cover is decorated with pierced foliage and surmounted by a gilt finial in the form of a Buddhist lion placing one paw on a brocade ball.
    15 in. (38 cm.) high


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