• Lot 243

    BRULE-PARFUM COUVERT EN BRONZE

    CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE

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    BRULE-PARFUM COUVERT EN BRONZE
    CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE
    Le brûle-parfum en forme de sphère rehaussée d'une frise incisée de ruyi et portant sur un côté la marque à six caractères de l'Empereur Xuande, le couvercle ajouré de sapèques et surmonté d'une chimère, deux personnages étrangers soutenant le réceptacle, vêtus d'un pagne et d'une écharpe, parés de bijoux, le visage de type eurasien, socle en bois
    Hauteur: 13,8 cm. (5 7/16 in.)


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    The faces of the figures with protuberant eyes, hooked noses, thin lips and moustaches suggest that they were intended to portray foreigners from West of China's borders. Their clothes and jewels together with this specific turban encourage this feeling.
    See a comparable pair of bronze and cloisonné enamel foreigners from the Juan José Amezaga and Dolorès Feijoo collection sold in these Rooms, 7 December 2007, lot 7.

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    Post Lot Text

    A BRONZE CENSER AND COVER
    CHINA, 17TH CENTURY