13 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 18,500
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER WITH ISLAMIC INSCRIPTION
CAST ZHENGDE FOUR-CHARACTER SEALMARK, 17TH CENTURY
Of compressed globular shape standing on three conical feet, cold-worked with three ruyi-shaped cartouches containing Islamic inscriptions on a ring-punched ground, the bronze with a warm reddish-brown patina
6 in. (15.3 cm.) wide
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Please note that the date of this lot should read 'Cast Zhengde Four-character mark and of the period (1506-1521)'
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