Large & Amazing 19th C. Antique Chinese Cloisonne & Bronze Tripod Censer Vase
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Large & Amazing 19th C. Antique Chinese Cloisonne & Bronze Tripod Censer Vase:
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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS (52.0 cm)
Width:15.5" (40.3 cm)
Deep: 10.0" (26.0 is composed of a bronze core covered in cloisonné enamel. Base enamel is turquoise green / blue with scrolling lotus design in bright enamels. Wire work is gilt in gold.
Cover has 4 diaper cloisonné panels surrounded by pierced bronze cloud and bat designs. Inside of the cover is enameled in 'Jiaqing' blue enamel. Finial is of a foo lion (Male, since it is holding a ball). The finial is joined to the cover with flower shaped
Each leg is formed in the head of a foo lion. Eyes and brows are enameled, while remainder is gilt in gold. Base is made of rosewood.
LOOK CLOSELY AT THE DETAIL OF THE BRONZE WORK bronze is piece-mold casted, NOT sand casted and NOT lost-wax molded. Piece-mold casting leave sharp / concisedetail with the bronze and is correct for GENUINE 18/19th c. Chinese bronzes.
Age is estimated as late 19th c., but could be Excellent condition. Small chip in the enamel on the back of the censer (measures about .5" (1.3cm). Looks like the foo dog finial had something in its mouth. Otherwise, no damage / no restorations.
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