27 May 2008,
Price realised HKD 223,500
Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000
A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE CENSER
LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
The slightly compressed sides cast in relief with two dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' above rolling waves, the reverse with a third dragon, a crane, a carp and a crab below cloud scrolls, the waisted neck with two pairs of stylised chilong flanking a wan emblem on each side, all divided by dragon-head and loop handles, the spreading foot encircled with a row of raised bosses, the four-character marker's mark Hu Wenming zhi in a rectangular gilt panel on the base
6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide
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Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 October 1993, lot 528.
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