A PAIR OF CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL CENSERS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
each decorated to the body with interspersing ram and lion masks against lotus born on leafy stems, the neck similarly decorated with lotus between ruyi pendants and a row of semi-precious stones, all supported on six tapering legs
Height 12.1 and 12 cm, 4¾ and 4¾ in.
One censer is circa 4mm., taller than the other, both are in good condition with the exception of some light rubbing and scratches to the gilded decoration.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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