Rare Early Unusual Chinese Bronze CloisonnÉ Enamel Covered Censer Bronze Base
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Rare Early Unusual Chinese Bronze CloisonnÉ Enamel Covered Censer Bronze Base:
OFFERED HERE IS ANEXTREMELY RARE EARLY CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL COVERED CENSER OR GILT-BRONZE INCENSE BURNER WITH COVER. MEASURES 7 1/4" TALL. 18TH CENTURY COMPOSED OF A BULBOUS BODY CAST IN RELIEF WITH MULTIPLE DECORATIONS WITH TWO FISH HANDLES. THE PIERCED DOME COVER CAST WITH A SEATED LION GAZING UPWARD AS A FINIAL. THE BASE IS RESTING ON A SERPENT OR DRAGON RESTING ON A CIRCULAR BASE. PLEASE SEE PICTURES FOR FULL a kind of high-class enamel craft work. The unique craftsmanship that applies luxurious decorations on the surface of metal body with glaze was originally invented by the ancient Persians. The craft was introduced into China in Yuan Dynasty 1271-1368 AD, and through the endeavors and research by the Chinese handy craftsman of the past dynasties, it is amalgamated with such traditional techniques and expressive forms as ceramics,copper wareand lacquer ware ...Very Beautiful & Unique! THANKS FOR LOOKING. NR.