Global Art & Artifacts


Magnificent and Large Antique Champlevé Enameled Bronze Censer / Incense Burner Vessel / Container.  China

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    Magnificent is a bit of an understatement for this stately vessel.  Acquired from a Chinese family estate in Connecticut, this piece dates to the mid-1880s.   The design of dragon handles and the foo / fu dog on top is stunning and quite rare.  Vented lid.… Continue reading

Bronze Stylized Horse or Dog Incense Burner / Censer with Champlevé Enamel, China

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Champlevé is a technique where enamel paint is applied to a concave (lower) or convex (higher) area of the item.  I have seen a few of these in Christie’s auctions and also in Orientations Magazine.  Most are incense burners or censers and in the form of an animal… Continue reading

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