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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1957

    A RARE LARGE LATE MING BRONZE CENSER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE LARGE LATE MING BRONZE CENSER
    LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

    Of oval cross-section, flanked with a pair of elaborate handles, each modelled as a mythical lion with mouth grasping onto the mouth rim of the vessel, the body arched with its hind legs standing on the forehead of a mythical beast protruding from the waisted sides, all supported on four talon-formed feet, the exterior base bearing an impressed apocryphal Xuande mark
    26 in. (66 cm.) wide, wood stand


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