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    Sale 12291

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part I

    9 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 475

    A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
    18TH CENTURY
    The censer is of compressed form and is cast to the rim with two downward-facing dragons whose bodies curve to form the handles. The base is cast with an apocryphal Xuande mark.
    14 in. (35.6 cm.) wide


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    The mark to the base reads Da Ming Xuande wunian jiandu gongbu guanchen Wu Bangzuo zao which can be translated as 'made by the official of the overseers office, Wu Bangzuo, during the fifth year of Xuande of the Great Ming'.

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    Provenance

    Property from a North American Private Collection.
    Christie's New York, 24 March 2011, lot 1445.