Archaic Cloisonne Enamel Incense Burner. Foo Dog Lid. China
A real prize. A sizable early censer with a bronze protective foo dog / lion lid.
Chinese enameling technique features carved or chiseled depressions in a brass vessel . . . and then filled with enamel, fired and polished.
Red, blue, white designs, animals (on handles). Signature on bottom. Good condition with no digs or missing enamel. WOW: Scalloped upper ridge of base.
Likely from the early 1900s or earlier. From a collector’s estate in Virginia. Stand no included.