A cloisonné enamel censer and cover supported on three feet

Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1736-1795, China

Height: 39cm, 15.4 inches

The body is of flattened globular form, surmounted by a short neck with gilt bronze mouth, supporting a separate domed cover topped by a gilt bronze lion and cub finial, the whole raised on three tall waisted legs. The body is encircled by six quatrefoil raised panels decorated with geometrical designs in dark blue enamel on turquoise; these are echoed on the cover with four similar panels.

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