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A RARE LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIRCULAR TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
A RARE LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIRCULAR TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
A RARE LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIRCULAR TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
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A RARE LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIRCULAR TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A RARE LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIRCULAR TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The censer is boldly enamelled around the exterior with double taotie masks amongst fruiting tendrils of grapes and melons, all above a band of crashing waves at the base and supported on three finely cast gilt-bronze 'elephant' feet. The cover is similarly decorated and is surmounted by a reticulated gilt-bronze finial. 20 in. (51cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired in Germany before 1989.
Literature
Dr. Gunhild Gabbert Avitabile, Die Ware aus dem Teufelsland, Chinesische und japanische Cloisonné und Champlevé-Arbeiten von 1400 bis 1900, Germany, 1981, cat. no. 75

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