A FINE IMPERIAL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER
6.000 € - 10.000 €
Description:China, Qianlong four-character mark and period and additional character dong
D. 12 cm
The censer of slightly compressed globular form with a waisted neck applied with a gilt band and two loop handles, the exterior brightly enamelled with lotus blooms borne on leafy scrolls, all on a bright turquoise ground. The base with a marked inset gilt square panel.
South German private collection, assembled in the 1970s and 80 - Bernheimer Collection label to base
Compare with a similar cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Enamels 2: Cloisonné in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Beijing, 2011, pl.224.
Section near a handle at the rim with restoration