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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 342

    A BRONZE BOMBE CENSER

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BRONZE BOMBE CENSER
    17TH CENTURY
    The body of compressed globular form rising to a rounded rim, the sides crisply cast with a pair of lion-mask handles, the base cast with a sixteen-character inscription incorporating an apocryphal Xuande date, reading Da Ming Xuande wunian Jiandu Gongbu guanchen Wu Bangzuo zao (Made by Wu Bangzuo, supervisor of the Ministry of Works, in the 5th year of Xuande of the Great Ming)
    7½ in. (19.1 cm.) across handles


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

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