• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1314

    A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

    WANLI PERIOD, CIRCA 1600

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    A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
    WANLI PERIOD, CIRCA 1600
    Cast in low relief with a band of flowers including prunus, magnolia, peony, lotus and chrysanthemum gilded and reserved on a diaper ground between bands of silver-inlaid key fret, raised on three gilt butterfly supports and with a gilt rectangular cartouche engraved Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi on the base
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam.


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    Compare the related censer raised on similar supports and with the same mark, similarly cast with a band of different flowers on a diaper ground between similar borders illustrated by P. Moss, The Literati Mode, Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1986, p. 290, no. 144, where the censer is dated Wanli period, c. 1600. See, also, the similar censer sold in these rooms, 22 March 2007, lot 197.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property From a Private West Coast Collection