20 - 21 March 2014
PROPERTY FROM THE RENDE ZHAI COLLECTION
A SMALL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC CENSER AND COVER
Of fangyi shape, the tapering sides are decorated with stylized taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, and a pair of outward-curved handles rise from the narrow sides. The base is decorated with C-scrolls repeated on the top of the cover which is centered by a seated lion finial above openwork, conjoined cash motifs on the canted sides.
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
The Rende Zhai (House of Benevolent Learning) Collection, 1949-70s, in the United States before 1990.
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