835
835
A CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSER
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
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835
A CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSER
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSER
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
of compressed globular form, the rounded sides supported on a three short cabriole feet, the exterior enameled in yellow, white, red, bluish-green and dark blue with a continuous frieze of six stylized lotus blossoms amidst a leafy meander, the underside centered with stylized florets, repeated at the legs above a row of upright lappets, all below a narrow waisted neck with further florets issuing curling leaves, all against a turquoise-color ground, the gilt-metal rim set to either side with a slightly flaring upright rope-twist handle, wood stand (2)
Width 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm
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Catalogue Note

A nearly identical censer, from the Kitson Collection, perhaps the mate to the present example, was sold in our London rooms, 30th May 1961, lot 417. Other closely related examples include one in the Pierre Uldry collection illustrated in Chinese Cloisonné, The Pierre Uldry Collection, Asia Society, New York, cat. no. 53; another with differently worked handles in the Freer Sackler Galleries, Washington D.C., illustrated in The Freer Gallery of Art I: China, The Freer Gallery of Art, Tokyo, 1972, pl. 110; and a third in the Qing Court Collection illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Metal-Bodied Enamel Ware, Hong Kong 2002, pl. 11. 

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