Lot 219. A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11.5 (4 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 6,000-8,000. Sold for £ 12,500 (€ 14,275). Courtesy Bonhams.
The body of slightly concave form raised on three lion heads, decorated around the sides with six large lotus blossoms borne on scrolling leafy tendrils above a large flower head in the centre of the base, the domed cover similarly decorated, surmounted by a finial in the form of a Buddhist lion standing on a waisted pedestal.
Provenance: Lucien J. Jerome, British Consul to Mexico, circa 1900, by repute.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12 November 2015