15 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,750
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A large tripod censer, Ding, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
with twin upright handles, moulded and incised to the rim with raised roundels flanked by the two halves of taotie masks depicted with archaistic geometric motifs -- 13 3/16in. (33.5cm.) high.
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