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    Sale 5336

    Chinese Art

    7 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 59

    A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
    with twin upright handles, decorated in low relief to the body with archaistic taotie masks, the slightly domed cover with a seated Budai figure forming the finial, with typical smiling expression and exposed rotund belly, an alms bowl before him, surrounded by a band of pierced trigram motifs, raised on three beast-head supports -- 16in. (40.5cm.) high.


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