Lot 350 , A Chinese Ming dynasty cloisonne enamel joss stick holder, 15th/16th century h. 6cm
A Chinese Ming dynasty cloisonne enamel joss stick holder, 15th/16th century the central band decorated with flowerheads and scrolls on a turquoise blue ground flanked by a pair of lion mask handles, h. 6cm
There is some wear to the gilding on the high points and edges and some minor pitting to the gilding, all consistent with age and use. There is wear to the foot, again consistent with age and use. It is possible that the piece has been made from the neck of a vessel and then added to the base
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Sold for £2,800