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    Description

    A Three-Piece Imperial Chinese Silver Filigree and Enamel Altar Set: Two Vases and a Censer, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, dated 1750
    Marks: Incised Qianlong 15th year mark and of the period, accompanied by presentation inscription Guanyu Zhicun Baowan (An Imperial Piece to Cherish as a Priceless Treasure); Vases marked Qianlong Yuzhi (Made to the Order of Qianlong)
    6-3/4 inches high (17.1 cm) (censer)
    6-1/8 inches high (15.6 cm) (vases, each)

    PROVENANCE:
    Braun Collection, Michigan

    Ref: Enamel Ware in the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1999, No. 164.
    The suite comprising two vases, each with figural dragon and ring handles, bodies decorated with enameled floral ground interspersed with rounded cartouches depicting phoenixes and dragons, covered tripod censer with bird finial to lid, conforming enamel decoration to lid and dragon handles, raised on four figural feet.


    Condition Report*: Bird finial to censer lid with bending, minor bending, with wear commensurate with age and use.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2017
    12th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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