A CHINESE ORMOLU-MOUNTED FAHUA TRIPOD CENSER
MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY
Decorated with large white lotus flowers and purple leaves, against a bright turquoise ground, the three feet modelled in the form of Buddhist lions, supported on Louis XVI ormolu mounts with a triangular base and scroll feet, the later pierced domed cover surmounted by a Buddhist lion finial
The porcelain 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
Christie's London, 14 April 1983, lot 21.