Description: A Chinese famille rose ruby ground tripod censer, Jiaqing six character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820), the globular body painted with the eight Buddhist emblems amid scrolling lotus, the sides of the handles and the rim with keywork scrolls, the base with a florette medallion within a foliate ring to the base, on three cabriole legs, height 27cm, damage and restoration height 27cm, damage and restoration height 27cm, damage and restoration
Condition Report: Both handles have damage to them, one has been broken off and restuck with some slight splinter losses on the inside edge and the second handle has been broken off with some old restoration and significant losses to the top of the handle and splinter loss near the base of the handle. Rim, body and legs are all in good condition with only minor wear to the gilding, some occasional abrasion and scratching to the enamels and slight variation in the colour of the ground but no additional restoration, cracks or chips to the rim, body or feet,
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Notes: Compare a similar censer sold by Christie''s, The Cowdray Sale, 13th-15th September 2011, Lot 237
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