A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century
Lot 8107
A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century
Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium
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A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer Xuande mark,17th century
Lot Details
A rare cloisonné enamel covered censer
Xuande mark,17th century
Of globular section raised upon three elephant head feet and supporting two additional elephant head handles beneath the waisted neck surmounted by a fitted domical lid perforated by four groups of four-petaled vents encircling the gilt finial cast in the form of a slumbering pachyderm, the cloisonné ground displaying stylized patterns of grapevines rendered in polychrome hues including notably sea-green and dark blue below similar colored vine and lotus motifs covering the neck and lid; the base bearing the two character mark in an inlaid gilt square raised relief cartouche.
7 5/8in (19.7cm) high

Footnotes

  • For a closely related example with wisteria design, elephant handles and supports, and finial, see Helmut Brinker and Albert Lutz. Chinesisches Cloisonne De Sammlung Pierre Uldry. Museum Reitberg Munich, 1985, plate 144, dated to the 17th century.
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