18 September 2014
A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSER
QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK INSCRIBED IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The censer has a compressed bulbous body decorated with lotus scroll below a blue ruyi border which is repeated above each of the three cabriole supports that are decorated with foliate sprays. Sprays of florets are on the neck and pair of bail handles, and flower sprays surround a gilt square in the center of the underside which is inscribed with the four-character mark in a line above a fifth character, jing.
4¼ in. (11 cm.) wide
Acquired in Paris, 1993.
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