19th Century Gilt Bronze Cloisonne Enamel Tripod Censor. Qianlong Mark.


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A Very Fine Chinese Gilt Bronze Cloisonne Lidded Tripod Censer on Wooden Stand, with Qianlong Reign Mark. This elegant censor formed with a gently compressed, globular body supported by three tall, cylindrical legs, the cloisonné finely worked to depict polychrome prunus blossoms issuing from curling leafy stems on a dark grounds, the body set with a pair of striking gilt-bronze chilong dragons clambering over a band of ruyl heads, each dragon turned to face outwards. The bell form cover similarly decorated to the body, and topped with a large reticulated finale cast with bats flying amid swirling clouds. The underside of the censor bearing a raised cartouche enclosing a four -character Qianlong Mark cast in relief, all raised on a carved and fitted wood stand decorated with taotie motifs.

Condition. In good condition, with some minor age related wear.

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