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    Sale 12291

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part I

    9 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 478

    A GILT BRONZE ALTAR PRICKET CANDLESTICK

    YONGLE PERIOD (1402-1424)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GILT BRONZE ALTAR PRICKET CANDLESTICK
    YONGLE PERIOD (1402-1424)
    The oval stand is decorated with a pair of birds to either side of an incised lotus pond decoration. The aperture is modelled as an open lotus flower on a leafy stalk with further openwork lotus buds.
    5 in. (12.5 cm.) high


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    A stylistically similar altar fixture of a goat can be see in Yixi et al. ed, The Sublime Grandeur of Yongle Imperial Bronzes, Hong Kong, 2006, pp. 72-79.

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    Exhibited

    Knapton Rasti Asian Works of Art, November 2007, no. 54.