7 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER, 17TH CENTURY
with twin, s-formed elephant trunk handles, the body decorated in relief with flowering lotus surrounded by scrolling tendrils, the pierced dome cover with similar foliate motifs topped by a large recumbent caparisoned elephant, its back supporting a basket of flowers and fruits, raised on three elephant head supports -- 14¾in. (37.5cm.) high.
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