• 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 1183

    A RARE LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSER

    QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSER
    QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The compressed globular body raised on three stout legs and decorated overall with archaistic motifs of stylized taotie, dragons and scrolling lotus heads picked out in tones of red, yellow, blue, green and white on a turquoise ground, with a pair of curved openwork handles decorated with angular scrolls and ruyi heads, and with narrow bands of dissolved taotie masks on the short neck and outside of the rim
    21½ in. (54.6 cm.) high, wood stand


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