• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1321

    A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

    LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
    LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    The bulbous body raised on three conical feet encircled by scrolling clouds, and cast in relief around the sides with six stylized shou characters, with a pair of arched chilong-form handles rising from the shoulder, the exterior with traces of gold splashes, the base cast with six-character Xuande mark
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) across


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    A very similar bronze censer, which does not appear to have been decorated with gold splashes, is illustrated by R. Mowry, Later Chinese Bronzes: The Saint Louis Art Museum and Robert E. Kresko Collections, Saint Louis Art Museum, 2008, pp. 104-7, no. 19, where it is dated late 17th/early 18th century.

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