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Cloisonné Enamel Ding Tripod Burner with Intertwining Lotus Design

The Palace Museum

The Palace Museum

The round burner has two prominent handles and a round basin as the main body. With three cylindrical feet, the tripod resembles an ancient bronze ding tripod. The piece shows weight in its simple structure. The basin of the burner is lined with gilded copper. A band of twelve white chrysanthemums on green enamel encircles the burner below the rim of the mouth. Under this band, a gilded copper line serves as a divider of the contrasting patterns. The lower part and legs of the vessel are covered by blue enamel and decorated with six intertwining lotuses. Small chrysanthemums constitute an evenly spaced design on the legs. Cloisonné enamel vessels are often decorated with this type of intertwining lotus design. This burner is typical of cloisonné enamels of the Yuan period.

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  • Title: Cloisonné Enamel Ding Tripod Burner with Intertwining Lotus Design
  • Physical Dimensions: overall height: 28.4 cm, mouth diameter: 17.1 cm
  • Provenance: Qing imperial collection
  • Type: enamels
  • Medium: coisonné enamel

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