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Lot 248: PAIR OF GILT BRONZE & CLOISONNE COVERED TRIPOD CENSERS
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Pair of Chinese cloisonne enamel covered tripod censers, with a design of scrolling leafy tendrils suspending night lotus blossoms surrounding the centralized longevity Shou character. Supported upon on three cabriolet legs emerging from gilt lion masks, rising to a prominent short neck further to a banded rim. Characterized by two gilt dragons flanked on the collar. All embellished with further multi-colored lotus scrolls. The domed cover is decorated with pierced gilt Fu bats borne amidst ruyi clouds supporting the open works gilt floral sprays round finial. Mark both bases, protruding four script -KaiShu- characters, enclosed within receded square frame border, QianLong Reign Period.
Condition Report: Traced numerous tiny-holes of corrosions on enamel filling, No missing wires found on cloisonne works. With normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dents, and trace of declined on gilt. Normal, consider ages and wear. Over all in excellent condition. Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Dimensions: Dimension: 13" H x 10" W (each)
Medium: bronze, cloisonne, gold, enamel
Date: Qing Dynasty