PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
Of rounded octagonal form decorated with lotus blossoms framed within an archaistic scroll, all reserved on a leafy tendril ground, the shoulder decorated with leaf-shaped lappets beneath the narrow waist, the edge of the flared mouth with further lotus blossoms and archaistic scroll repeated on the cover, which is pierced with shou medallions below the high finial supported on a lotus base, the handles formed as archaistic scroll and terminating in ruyi head elements decorated with the wufu flittering amidst clouds and confronted around a shou medallion, the whole supported on three simplified claw feet emerging from similar ruyi-head elements
21½ in. (54.6 cm.) high, wood stand
Acquired in China in the 1920s or 1930s.