Chinese Cloisonne Covered Censer
The archaic fangding form raised on four dragon-fish legs supporting the rectangular body, the sides enameled with taotie masks below a band of kuifeng, divided vertically at the center with notched flanges, the rim set with a pair of loop handles decorated with taotie masks, the domed lid with openwork gilt panels of bats flying amid billowing clouds within enameled stylized dragon scrolling all that is repeated on the base, all below a lion finial. Height 22 1/2 inches.
Acquired in France in the 1990's
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