Imperial Chinese lidded tripod censer with Ming cloisonne and Qing metalwork. The inside is lacquered, and the body is decorated with beautiful scrolling and floral decorations throughout, set on three legs and surmounted by a foo dog finial. Finely incised with a four character Ming "Jing Tai" mark along the underside. This censer used to be with a pair of handles; however, the joints have now been filled. A similar censer can be seen in the Qing palace collection at the Gugong museum. It is quite likely to be from Qing court, as the assemblage of Ming cloisonne and Qing metalwork was common in the Qianlong period; many of these pieces were incised with Ming marks as well. The quality of metalwork and gilding in this piece is comparable to those in the Qing court collection.Height: 7 in x diameter: 5 5/8 in.
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