A pair of part gilt silver censers with enamel decoration
18th century, China
Height: 20.8 cm, 8.2 inches
Each censer stands on three cylindrical legs, the latter decorated with a band of raised acanthus leaves against a turquoise enamel ground. The main body decorated with bats in flight amongst clouds against a dark blue enamel ground, bordered below by an acanthus band and above by band of single scrolls. The rim of each censer is silver gilt with a key fret design from which rise two high arched handles.