6th Nov, 2020 10:00

Asian Art - Live Online

Lot 218


A Chinese cloisonné incense burner

A Chinese cloisonné incense burner,
Qianlong (1736-1795), the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading gilt foot to a short neck with everted gilt rim, set at the shoulder with a pair of stylised dragon handles, brightly decorated around the exterior with taotie masks surrounded by leafy scrolling lotus reserved on a turquoise ground divided by vertical flanges with key frets, the gilt, pierced, domed cover finely decorated with scrolling lotus and lotus petals, surmounted by a bud-shaped finial similarly decorated,
censer 17.5cm long, 622.9g
overall 17.5cm high, 869.5g (2)

Provenance: Originally the property of the late Major A.W. Allan who purchased the censer in London in about 1946 and thence by descent.

清乾隆 铜胎掐丝珐琅缠枝莲饕餮纹盖炉

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Sold for £12,200

Condition Report

Lid - interior rim dented, knop loose and dented.
Censer - Surface scratches, gilt rubbed. A small hole to base. Small holes to top of handles, possibly missing decoration. Flanges loose. Footrim dented.
censer 17.5cm long, 622.9g.
overall 17.5cm high, 869.5g.
Provenance: Originally the property of the late Major A.W. Allan who purchased the censer in London in about 1946 and thence by descent.



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