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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 352

    A SMALL CLOISONNE ENAMEL CYLINDRICAL TRIPOD CENSER

    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER INCISED MARK WITH AN ADDITIONAL CHARACTER, GAN, AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A SMALL CLOISONNE ENAMEL CYLINDRICAL TRIPOD CENSER
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER INCISED MARK WITH AN ADDITIONAL CHARACTER, GAN, AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The body decorated with two bands of foliate sprays within ribbed gilt-bronze borders and raised on three similarly decorated cabriole supports, the turquoise enamel base inlaid in gilt-bronze wire with three foliate sprays surrounding the gilt-bronze plaque inscribed with the seven-character mark
    3 5/8 in. (9.7 cm.) diam.


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    A very similar censer was included in the exhibition, Chinese Antiquities from the Brian S. McElney Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 16 January - 21 June 1987, no. 158 and is illustrated in Inaugural Exhibition, vol. 2: Chinese Metalware and Decorative Arts, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, England, 1993, p. 119, no. 312. As with the present censer, the six-character mark has an additional character, bi, and is also inscribed on a gilt plaque inlaid in the base.

    Provenance

    Stephen Junkunc, III.