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12 novembre 2008

A Pair Of Impressive Cloisonné Incense Censers In Form Of Gracious Cranes, China, Qing dynasty

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A Pair Of Impressive Cloisonné Incense Censers In Form Of Gracious Cranes, China, Qing dynasty

H. 216 cm - Very minor losses to enamels, good condition - Estimate 20 000 €

Notes: cf. a similar pair of massive cloisonné enamel cranes shown in situ in the Palace of Heavenly Purity are illustrated by Wango-go Weng and Yang Boda, 'The Palace Museum Peking: Treasures of the Forbidden City', New York 1982, p.52.

- 'Colorful, Elegant ans Exquisite - A Special Exhibition of Imperial Enamel Ware from Mr. Robert Chang's Collection', 2007, p. 70 - Cranes of this size and type were placed in front of the throne and symbolized auspiciousness and longevity

Nagel Aunctions. Asian Arts. 10 November 2008. www.auction.de

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