A LACQUERED AND GILT-DECORATED WOOD FIVE-PIECE ALTAR GARNITURE, LATE QING DYNASTY | 晚清 黑漆描金纏枝番蓮拐子龍紋五供一套
A LACQUERED AND GILT-DECORATED WOOD FIVE-PIECE ALTAR GARNITURE
LATE QING DYNASTY
comprising: a tripod incense burner, a pair of gu vases and a pair of candlesticks, the globular body of the censer decorated with a shou medallion flanked by two archaistic chilong, all below a band of composite lotus scroll, the handles with bats suspending beribboned chimes, the gu vases and candlesticks similarly decorated
Width across the handle of the incense burner 39.8 cm, 15⅝ in.
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Some rubbing and losses to the gilded decoration, minor cracks to the joints. The lower part of one vase is slightly unstable. Inspection uner UV light reveals that the surface of each piece is covered with a dry, slightly opaque crackled coating.
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