646
646
A YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE-ROSE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAQING
Estimate
500,000700,000
JUMP TO LOT
646
A YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE-ROSE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAQING
Estimate
500,000700,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese ‎Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection

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Hong Kong

A YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE-ROSE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAQING
the compressed globular body rising from three cabriole legs to a short neck with a galleried rim, flanked by a pair of upright everted handles each pierced with a rectangular aperture and painted with a pair of pink and blue bats on each end, the body brightly enamelled against a rich yellow ground with the beribboned baijixiang amongst meandering foliage and stylised lotus, the neck encircled with further floral scrolls and with a band of ruyi heads at the shoulders, the handles and legs similarly adorned with leafy blooms, the base with a single bloom encircled by a pink band of C-scrolls, the rim centred with a six-character seal mark in iron red within a gilt rectangular cartouche surrounded by a band of keyfret, the interior enamelled turquoise
w. 28.4 cm, 11 1/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

This imposing and brilliantly enamelled yellow-ground incense burner was most likely the centrepiece for a five-piece altar garniture, flanked by a pair of candlesticks and gu vases. Of ding form, based on the shape of archaic ritual vessels of the Shang dynasty, its cauldron-like shape supported on three curved legs reflect the predilection in the Qing dynasty for vessels in the form of archaic bronzes of the Shang and Zhou dynasties. Although altar wares could be manufactured in a variety of materials and interpretations of the floral scroll motif, the original profile of the archaic models was retained.

A smaller yellow-ground incense burner of this form was sold in these rooms, 3rd October 2017, lot 3715.

Chinese ‎Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection

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Hong Kong