London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A large Chinese presentation cloisonne censer and pierced domed cover
with ball finial, dragon handles and three similar feet, the body decorated with a quatrefoil cartouche with the inscription "To Sir Reginald Gamble for services rendered during The Chihili Flood of 1917, Presented by Hsiunghsi Ling", the reverse with another cartouche with lines of calligraphy, on a ground of breaking waves below bands of key-frets, stylised dragons, interlocking motifs and fish among waves -- 20½.in (52cm) high, carved wood stand.
See Colour Plate.
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