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Chinese Cloisonné Incense Burner

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Incense Burner, c. 1820
Enamel on Bronze
11 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (28.58 cm x 13.34 cm x 13.34 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.3.48


Marks
No marks.

Medium
Multicolored enamels and light-toned jade on a gilded bronze base.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonné incense burner mounted on a rectangular stem placed on a square base. The top of the object has an 4-lobed openwork lid fitted into an eight-lobed incense pot. Light-colored Jade discs are set into the four sides of the stem. The cloisonné is decorated with stylized dragon designs executed in multicolored enamels on a blue field. It appears that the object is put together from three pieces and is a product of the early 19th century.

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