• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 165

    A BLACK LACQUERED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (Bv 32hl); acquired from Sidney Moss, London, 31st January 1986.