A rare and large cloisonné and champlevé enamel incense burner and cover
The compressed globular body colourfully enamelled with the bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, between bats, large blossoms and musical chimes, all surrounded by leafy scrolls, below the shoulders with gilt bronze lotus petal panels, the waisted neck with lotus scroll below the galleried rim with the bajixiang alternating with lotus blossoms, flanked by a pair of flaring handles decorated on the sides with bats suspending wan emblems, chequered diaper ground and musical chimes, surmounted by a domed cover decorated with three tri-lobed petals enclosing lotus, reserved on a champlevé enamel ground with three shou characters, each encircled by five bats, wufu, and further four bats amidst gilt cloud scrolls, the large finial with a dragon coiled around it and forming the terminal pursuing the flaming pearl amidst cloud scrolls, all raised on three bulbous feet, each with a coiled dragon in red cloisonné enamel reserved on gilt cloud scroll champlevé ground.
104cm (41in) high (2).
Chinese Works of Art
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