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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 343

    A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The deep, waisted body raised on three elephant-head supports and set with a pair of angular loop handles with fluted sides and ruyi head-capped corners, splashed in gold in contrast to the reddish-olive patina, the base cast with an apocryphal Xuande mark
    4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) across handles


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    A similar censer without gold splashes is illustrated in Jin Yu Qing Yan, National Museum of History, Taipei, 1996, p. 166, no. 76.

    Provenance

    Stephen Junkunc, III.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION