Old Unusually Large Chinese Cloisonne Censer, Intricate Work, Rich Enamel Colors


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Estate Item: Impressive cloisonne Lobed Censer on 4 stout feet.  Intricate and tight designs of birds, exotic flowers and scrolled vines cover a yellow ground.  

Under the wide brim are two plump birds for handles.

The phoenix birds are good examples of the complex coloring: Their fanciful wings are outlined with cobalt blue feathers, while the inner feathers and body are a paler blue with inclusions of deep cobalt. Additionally, the birds have pale rose bellies and crests.

The open areas of the cover are pierced by hand and beautifully hand engraved. The cover is topped with a reclining horse burdened with coins.


Dimensions in inches are 25.5 wide from the rim’s edges, 18.75 inches deep and 24 inches tall.


With my very limited expertise dating (but addiction to)  Asian antiques, my assumption is early 20th century.




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