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Cloisonné Incense Burner with Dragon Motif

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Cloisonné Incense Burner with Dragon Motif, n. d.
Enamel on Brass
6 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 3 3/4 in. (16.51 cm x 11.43 cm x 9.53 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.3.55


Marks
No seals or signatures. There are three labels on the bottom: "WLD28 4-26-64"; "KANG SHI 928-75"; and "105." Also "PAR" is painted on the bottom in red.

Medium
Multicolored enamels on brass.

Object Description
Brass incense burner on applied tripod feet in the shape of lion’s heads, with two applied lion-head loop handles at the sides. The pot is topped with an openwork lid with a lion-shaped knob on top. The incense burner is decorated with a design of two cloisonné dragons in relief against the gilt ground. Small clouds of green-white enamel mix float overhead. The upper border of the censer is decorated with bands of ruyi-head clouds, flowers, and a key-fret pattern. The underside of the censer is decorated with a large red and pink camellia. There are also three small holes punched into the bottom.

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