A 20th century Chinese censer
Our ref 500 A 20th century Chinese censer apparently converted, not altogether successfully in our view, from a piece of 18th century porcelain by the addition of a silver base with impressed Qianlong mark, white metal/silver cross banding, and copper handles in the form of chi dragons. However, in our view, the whole is most probably second half of the 20th century. The detachable cover is decorated with three frogs striving to reach the monkey finial; peacocks to underside and two lions mounted on crossbands. The porcelain, of bulbous shape, is decorated with famille rose floral devices and the long life symbol all on an Imperial yellow ground. A curiosity!
Height 13cm Widest diameter 10cm