• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 60

    A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE CENSER, HU WEN MING, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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    A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE CENSER, HU WEN MING, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    of archaic gui form with twin stylised loop handles, decorated to the body in relief with gilded dragons, qilin and winged horses upon a wave ground, incised and gilded Hu Wenming mark to base -- 9in. (23cm.) wide, fitted carved wood stand, wood cover.


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    The artist Hu Wenming was a celebrated metalworker who was active during the late 16th to early 17th century. Compare with a group of metalwork examples all bearing the Hu Wenming mark, included in the exhibition Arts from the Scholar's Studio, Hong Kong, 1986, nos. 73, 103, 230, 231, 237, and 246.

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