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A RARE FIVE-PIECE CLOISONNE ENAMEL ALTAR GARNITURE
PROPERTY FROM THE SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS, SOLD TO SUPPORT ART ACQUISITIONS AND COLLECTIONS CARE
A RARE FIVE-PIECE CLOISONNE ENAMEL ALTAR GARNITURE

QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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A RARE FIVE-PIECE CLOISONNE ENAMEL ALTAR GARNITURE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Comprised of a censer and cover, two candlesticks and two gu-shaped vases, all decorated with elaborate lotus scrolls interspersed with archaistic keyfrets, reserved against a bright turquoise ground.
The censer: 17 7/8 in. (45.3 cm.) overall height
Provenance
George Walter Vincent Smith (1832-1923), Springfield, Massachusetts, acquired prior to 1910

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Lot Essay

It is very rare to find a complete set of altar garniture with matching design. Compare to a five-piece cloisonné enamel garniture bearing Qianlong marks, similarly decorated with scrolling lotuses, in the Palace Museum Collection, illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum Enamels, vol. 3, no. 6.

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