• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1455

    A RARE FAMILLE ROSE-ENAMELLED LAVENDER-GROUND SQUARE CENSER AND COVER

    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A RARE FAMILLE ROSE-ENAMELLED LAVENDER-GROUND SQUARE CENSER AND COVER
    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Raised on four curved legs issuing from monster masks, each side decorated with a taotie mask below a band of petal lappets on the shoulder, all with gilt highlights and reserved on a lavender ground, with a pair of handles in matching enamelled metal, the stepped cover decorated en suite below an enamelled metal post supporting an openwork metal dragon and cloud knop, the interiors in turquoise enamel; the pair of handles, one leg and the knop all enamelled metal replacements
    13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high


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