• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1968

    A MING PARCEL-GILT BRONZE CYLINDRICAL TRIPOD CENSER

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    Estimate

    A MING PARCEL-GILT BRONZE CYLINDRICAL TRIPOD CENSER
    WANLI PERIOD, CIRCA 1600

    The slightly tapered sides decorated with four seasonal flowers, prunus, lotus, camellia and hibiscus, all gilded and reserved on a star diaper ground between silver-inlaid bands of key-fret, raised on three gilded butterfly supports
    3 1/2 in. (8.8 cm.) high


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    Compare two similar parcel-gilt tripod censers similarly decorated with flower sprays reserved on a diaper-ground: the first illustrated in Documentary Chinese Works of Art: In Scholars' Taste, Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1983, pp. 224-5, no. 157; and the second sold in Christie's New York, 22 March 2007, lot 197. See, also, the similar censer sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 8 October 2006, lot 1153.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong, 2003


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this piece can be attributed to the Hu Wenming workshops.


    Literature

    Sydney L. Moss, The Literati Mode, London, 1986, no. 144