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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 338

    A LARGE PARCEL-GILT BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

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    A LARGE PARCEL-GILT BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
    The bulbous body raised on three cabriole and lion mask supports, cast around the sides with cranes flanking shou characters alternating with wan emblems positioned above lingzhi sprigs rising from a rock and wave border, with further shou characters below each of the curved upright handles, with a band of bosses between diaper borders on the neck and classic scroll encircling the side of the everted rim, the copper cover with three rounded, stepped registers, the lowest pierced with the Eight Trigrams, the middle with wan emblems and the upper with cash symbols, all below a bud-form finial, traces of gilding overall
    26 in. (66 cm.) high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY