6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
A BLACK LACQUERED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER, 17TH CENTURY
with elephant head handles and supports, the cover pierced with three pairs of ying-yang shaped vents, topped by a large recumbent caparisoned elephant, its back supporting a basket of flowers and fruits -- 12½in. (31.8cm.) high.
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