Important South African and International Art, Decorative Arts & Jewellery

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A Chinese cloisonné enamel censor and cover, Lao Tian Li Shi incised marks, late 19th/early 20th century
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Lot 258

A Chinese cloisonné enamel censor and cover, Lao Tian Li Shi incised marks, late 19th/early 20th century


the bulbous body flanked by a pair of bats, raised on three cabriole legs issuing from gilt fanged animal heads to a knobbed column, raised on a circular footrim, the whole intricately enamelled with flowerheads, scrolling foliage, Greek-key borders and ruyi heads to a turquoise ground, highlighted in gilt, the detachable domed cover enamelled with three ruyi-head lappets between alternating pierced panels decorated with clouds and bats, surmounted by a gilt Qilin, 34cm high; with later carved hardwood stand, 18cm diameter

Sold for R 42 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 47 796

Estimate R 20 000 - 30 000


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