• Chinese Ceramics & Works of Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 5944

    Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    10 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 18

    A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMELLED QUAIL FORMED CENSERS, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMELLED QUAIL FORMED CENSERS, 18TH CENTURY
    standing upon gilded feet, their heads turned to one side, with turquoise enamelled bodies, their vibrant back and wing feathers forming the detachable cover for the hollow body interior; and a pair of quatrefoil enamelled dishes, 18th Century, each painted to the interior with grasshoppers perched upon double peach fruits with further flowerheads lychee and lingzhi, enamelled blue seal to base -- the quail, 6in. (15.2cm.) high. (4)


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