Antique Chinese large cloisonne censer. Standing on 3 legs, the round body of the censor has two large wing like handles, a tall neck, and is topped with a domed lid. 4 pierced characters around the lid allow for incense smoke and a seated fu-dog acts as a finial and lid handle. Everything but the fu-dog finial and parts of the side handles is covered with cloisonné enamel. The most dramatic portion of the design is the large fu-dogs amidst exuberant peony blossoms. The bottom of the censer has a large round enamel reserve with a four character mark on a turquoise blue ground.
Provenance McIntyre Collection
Ching Dynasty (19th century)
Dimensions: H 18″ x W 16″ x D 11″