• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 190

    A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
    of compressed form with outswept pierced handles, inscription to the base that can be translated: 'Made by superintendent Wu Bangzuo, an official at the Board of Works, in the fifth year of the Xuande period of the Great Ming Dynasty (AD 1430)' -- 11¼in. (28.6cm.) wide.


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (Bh 27); donated by Dr. W.P.Yetts to owner's father, Prof. J. Plesch and hence inherited by Prof. H. Plesch in 1957.