London, South Kensington
19 July 2007
A Chinese cloisonne tripod censer, 19th/20th Century
the bulbous body decorated with interlocked foliate lotus scrolls, rising to the high shoulders with a lappet border, the short neck with a floral scroll surmounted by a galleried rim with a key-fret border, all flanked by a pair of flaring handles enamelled with a shou character and rotating pierced cash struts decorated with floral scrolls, supported on three elehphantine feet issuing from gilt lion masks -- 5 13/16in. (14.6cm.) wide.
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