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A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSERS AND COVERS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD
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A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSERS AND COVERS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSERS AND COVERS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
each with a bulbous body decorated with ribbon-tied Bajixiang (Eight Auspicious Emblems) against a ground of dense lotus scrolls, below a gilt-bronze lappet collar encircling the neck and galleried rim, the sides set with opposing curved handles decorated with key-fret and lotus scrolls, raised on three legs issuing from the mouths of gilded lion masks, the domical cover with three ruyi-lappets decorated with lotus scrolls against the pierced scrolling foliage ground, surmounted by a pierced dragon and cloud finial (4)
Height 18 in., 45.7 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Sir Leon Bagrit (1902-1979, by repute).
Vermont Private Collection.

Catalogue Note

A similar single Jiaqing period example was sold at Christie's New York, 22nd March 2007, lot 191, and a Qianlong period example was sold in our London rooms, 12th March 1982, lot 208.

The 'Eight Auspicious Emblems' decorating the body of the present lot, originated in India and were originally ceremonial objects used at royal coronations. These objects, with some modifications were later adopted by Buddhism to represent the offerings made by the gods to Shakyamuni Buddha immediately after he gained enlightenment. They entered the Chinese design repertoire with the introduction of Tibetan Buddhism into China during the Yuan dynasty, reaching the height of their popularity during the Qing dynasty, when the emperors, especially Qianlong, were devout followers of Tibetan Buddhism.

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