This impressive censer is standing on four cylindric legs with archaistic cicada blades and decorated to the blue and turquoise ground with taotie masks divided by eight raised vertical flanges with finely incised key fret borders above a circumferential scroll with mystic animals. The rim is applied with two upright u-shaped handles and the cover is surmounted by a gilt-bronze finial with a neatly incised fire-gilt dragon amid numerous clouds.
Weight: 3.6 kilograms
Dimensions: Heigh 31 cm.
Condition: Some loss to enamels on lid with old wax filling. The main vessel in excellent condition with some wear and minimal manufacturing flaws. The gilt bronze and inside with old patina.
Provenance: Charlotte Horstmann Limited, Hong Kong. (label)
Auction result comparison: Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles. Christies, London, 15 May 2015, lot 695. compare with a related, slightly larger cloisonné fangding)
重量： 3.6 公斤
尺寸： 高 31 厘米.
品相： 蓋子上的局部琺琅缺失部分用舊蠟填充過。香爐整體狀況良好，有一些磨損和機小的製作缺陷。 鍍金青銅局部有舊的銅綠。
來源： Charlotte Horstmann 有限公司，香港（標簽)